Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Nigerians to stop attacking the country and leaders but contribute to see that Nigeria grows, we all have a role to play in the development of Nigeria.
This was said by the governor during the special Jumat Service for the year 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, at the Community Central Mosque, Ikeja, he was represented by his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, who said that Nigerians had formed the habit of criticising the nation, and even the Armed Forces, but also contributed to wrongdoings.
”All we do is criticise. We even criticise the Nigerian Army, that they are not fighting well. We always elevate the bad things about our country,” he said.
Sanwo-Olu said that other countries have there own issue but do not put them out there for the whole world to make mockery of them and that God has given everyone his uniqueness and our uniqueness should be used to build the country not to destroy it.
”How do we justify the death of those people that fought for this country to remain? In memory of the people that have even died, let us even be nice to our country.
”Whether we like it or not, if we do not build it, all of us will suffer. It is as simple as that.
”We should do everything to prevent war. Some people have voluntarily said they will protect all of us with the help of Allah to defend this country. Therefore, we must appreciate them.
”We pray that Almighty Allah will be with the souls of those that have departed. For those that are living, it is our responsibility to do everything that we should to appreciate their efforts,” he said.
In his goodwill message, the Head of Service, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, advised Nigerians to go beyond praying for the Armed Forces but do what was necessary by supporting the families of the fallen heroes.
Muri-Okunola commended the Nigeria Armed Forces for the efforts put in place to protect the people and the nation’s integrity.
He prayed Almighty Allah to continue to fortify and strengthen them and their families.
Speaking on behalf of the Armed Forces, Maj. Ibrahim Harrison, prayed to God to protect and grant peace to the country.