Nigeria is Not Cursed, Jinxed, CAN Carpets Obasanjo
The general secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Musa Asake, has said that the statement credited to Obasanjo that Nigeria is jinxed and cursed is his personal opinion and not the real state of the country.
Asake said that despite the fact that Nigeria is going through some challenges, it does not mean that the country is cursed or jinxed, stressing that the present state of things will soon be over “as there is always a trying time for every nation”.
“We have not been privileged to get the full information on the statement credited to the former president, but whatever he said may be the way he was seeing things; CAN would not want to speak more about the statement, because we do not know why he made such a statement,” he said.
Also yesterday, the Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) felicitated with Babangida on his birthday.
“General Babangida’s life symbolises statesmanship, patriotism, vision and courage which are some of the excellent leadership virtues that have guided him through his years of active public service life,” chairman of the Forum and governor of Niger State Dr Mu’azu Aliyu said in Minna yesterday.
The Forum, in a statement signed by Aliyu’s chief press secretary Danladi Ndayebo, said the former military leader excelled in his chosen profession and went on to preside over Africa’s most influential country during which period he showed rare vision, courage and exemplary leadership.
The governors noted that Babangida has consistently remained on the path of promoting national unity, integration and development with his influential networks cutting across the length and breadth of Nigeria and beyond.
They also said the history of Nigeria will always be incomplete without paying tribute to IBB’s contributions and achievements to the socio-economic and political development of our country.
It listed the achievements of the former leader to include the realisation of the vision of Abuja as the Federal Capital City by providing the most vital infrastructure and moving the seat of power from Lagos in 1991.
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