Concerned about the state of the Nigerian economy, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, yesterday urged Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari, saying; “He needs God’s intervention to address the country challenges.”
Akiolu who made the appeal during a courtesy visit by a delegation from Kebbi State led by the state governor, Atiku Bagudu, to his Palace, said that Buhari has good intention for the country.
According to him; “He has good intention for Nigeria and that was why I like him. But he needs Gods intervention to achieve his aim. And I know that if we pray for him, by this time next year, the economic challenges we are experiencing would cease. And we will all have reasons to smile.”
On his part, he said “I often pray for the President to achieve his campaign promises. And we expect Nigerians also do so for him to achieve all his aspirations for the country.”
The Oba however appealed to Nigerians to patronize Made-in-Nigeria goods because it would “help create more employments for Nigerians.”
Earlier, governor Bagudu said that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu facilitated the partnership between Lagos and Kebbi state on the establishment of a commodity value chain and appealed to other governors to adopt the strategy.
According to him; “Infact, yesterday, he (Tinubu) saw me at the Economic retreat in Abuja, asking the progress made on the partnership. That showed how keen he was to ensure that the partnership works.”
He noted that the partnership was what the founding fathers of the country clamoured for after the country’s independence which helped the country’s economy to grow.