The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Saturday said God loves Nigeria and that the nation will not split despite series of upheavals being witnessed.
Akiolu spoke when the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, led the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria to his palace in Lagos on a courtesy visit.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the visit was part of the activities for the 2018 Conference of Speakers which commenced on Friday in Lagos.
“God loves this country and we are very lucky. My appeal to you, my sons and daughters is that let peace return to this country. Nigeria is not going to break.
“If all of us will cooperate, Nigeria will move forward. We are all one and we should regard ourselves as that. Cooperate with the national government. I believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria,” he said.
Akiolu also said President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari was a non-materialistic leader after comparing him with past leaders.
“If you watch the life of President Buhari, he is not materialistically minded like the other people,” Akiolu said.
Akiolu urged the speakers to help address the challenges facing Buhari’s administration, while lamenting that the major problem of Lagos was the concession of Apapa Port.
“You have seen our problem. This is not politics. I beg all of you to join your voices with us as we request for a Special Status for Lagos State, ” he said.
He urged politicians to have the welfare of the citizens at heart and ensure the security of lives and property, while calling for more funding for security agencies.