Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said that all hands must be on deck to meet security challenges the country is currently facing.
Speaking during a courtesy visit by a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby, in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State, Obasanjo maintained that all Nigerians must work and pray to restore unity among all.
“There are many areas in the world where attention is needed for peace, equity and justice. We simply cannot, as children of God, cross our hands where the needs abound for us to do something. ”
The former president, while narrating conversations with some African leaders recently, emphasized that other countries on the continent see Nigeria as an older brother, but show concerns that issues of unity and security have not been addressed.
“If Nigeria cannot solve Nigerians problem or security unit, how can we seek help for you,” Obasanjo cited the concerns of an African leader, but his response was; “Help comes from God and we are asking God for help.
“We cannot cross hands, we need to work and pray, but I am a very irretrievable optimist from Nigeria and the world. If we show love, I think that all the other human problems we can deal with,” he said.
The envoy led by Bishop Precious Amuku took a message of peace to the former president before his 83rd birthday.
Prayers were offered to the former president for long life, peace in Nigeria, Africa and indeed in the world.