President Bola Tinubu’s government has assured Nigerians that there is a bright future ahead of Nigeria regardless of the current economic challenges facing the country.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator George Akume, said this at the ‘National Solemn Assembly: A Day of Praise, Worship, and Thanksgiving to God for Nigeria,’ held at the National Ecumenical Centre in Abuja during the weekend.
Akume noted that Nigeria was undoubtedly a gifted country, but noted it had been in need of visionary leadership.
He urged the nation to offer prayers for the country’s leadership and its success.
The SGF called for support and cooperation for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda, which is aimed at propelling the country forward in a win-win manner.
He said: “We need prayers not only for the leadership but also for our country. We have an extraordinary man, elected by Nigerians to lead the country for a period of four years. He needs our prayers to succeed.
“One of the former presidents, during the unveiling of President Tinubu’s manifesto, said that he (Tinubu) did it in Lagos and that he would do the same for the rest of the country.
“Now, when you look at the renewed hope agenda, you have hope for this country and hope for a better tomorrow.”
Akume, who reiterated a strong belief in Nigeria’s potential, citing its natural resources and wealth, said: “Nigeria is undoubtedly a gifted country; we are rich in natural resources, including minerals, both solid and fossil. However, we need a visionary leader to guide us, and that is what God has provided for us.”
He advised the Nigerian media to continue reporting on what unites the country and brings its people together, rather than focusing on what tears them apart.