Insecurity Will Not Consume Nigeria - Obasanjo
Nigeria's Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday expressed optimism that the insecurity challenges won't consume Nigeria, saying there would be light at the end of the tunnel.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun and his Oyo State counterpart, Seyi Makinde also backed Obasanjo in declaring that Nigeria would surmount its numerous challenges.
They spoke separately at the 108th Nigeria Baptist Convention, held at the Baptist International Conference Centre, Lufuwape Town, along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The event which was equally used to conduct valedictory and commendation service for the retiring President of Baptist Convention, Nigeria and the President, Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. (Reverend) Samson Ayokunle, was attended by other dignitaries including Senator Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa North) among other dignitaries.
In his address, Obasanjo said he remains an "incurable optimist" about a better Nigeria, despite the escalating security challenges.
Obasanjo, who is a member of the Baptist Church, commended Ayokunle for serving meritoriously in his capacity as a leader in the Baptist Church.
On his part, Abiodun hinted that he may end up as a pastor after serving eight years in office as governor.
Abiodun noted that the theme of the Convention, 'Moving Forward: Finishing the race with Joy', has called the attention of Nigerians, and in fact the entire humanity, on the need to do things with the fear of God in their hearts.
Also speaking, Makinde hailed Ayokunle for his tenacity in carrying out the duties of his office and urged him to continue to lead prayers for Nigeria and the leaders.