Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State believes Nigeria is lucky to have President Muhammadu Buhari at the helm at this point in time.
The present socio-economic situation would have been worse if someone else had been in charge, the governor said yesterday at the 2017 annual general conference of Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Nigeria held in Ilorin.
The conference had the theme, Restoration.
Ajimobi claimed that the wanton abuse of public funds under the last dispensation would have brought the country to its knees by now, but for Buhari’s fight against corruption.
He urged Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari government, expressing confidence that things would soon improve.
His words: “Nigeria will soon experience the desired change we long for.
“Many countries had suffered from the so-called recession and they came out of it stronger. Let us all pray for Nigeria just as the Bible admonishes us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
“Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari in the saddle; if not ,the current challenges would have worsened because of the deep-seated corruption of the past administration. Corruption has eaten deep into all facets of life in the country.”
Continuing, Ajimobi who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, said: “We are crying of hardship in Nigeria because people no longer believe in God.
“If we are to behave the way we worship God in churches and mosques, Nigeria will be a better place.
“Nigerians have run away from God.The Bible does not teach us to take innocent lives and to steal collective patrimony for the benefit of few and their yet unborn children.
“Let us restore the dignity of man and love our neighbours.”
Earlier, Supreme Head, C&S Church of Nigeria, Prophet Solomon Alao, hailed the military for their exploits in the fight against Boko Haram.
He was particularly delighted by the military takeover of Sambisa forest from the terror sect.
Prophet Alao urged President Buhari to adopt “a position of no surrender, no retreat” in his fight against corruption, but warned that “there should be no sacred cow.”
“The fight against corruption would be won permanently if pensionable benefits are paid promptly and if an employee is assured of regular and prompt payment in retirement,” he said.
He also asked the federal government to handle the problem of Fulani herdsmen with firmness.