Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Nigerians to pray for a glorious year 2021, referencing President Muhammadu Buhari to stop blaming God for the spate of insecurity and a side-rocking economy.
Obasanjo said this while addressing newsmen on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.
His comment comes few days after President Buhari declared that only God can secure the nation’s borders.
He declared that no Nigerian should go to bed hungry, considering the enormous resources the nation is blessed with.
The former Nigerian leader, said that there is no quick fix on Nigeria’s economy under the watch of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Octogenarian, predicted that the year 2021 be better than 2020, adding that Nigerians should thank God despite the global health crisis (Covid-19) pandemic.
“We do not have to blame God for our situation, we have to blame ourselves. Nigeria does not have to be poor. No Nigerian must go to bed hungry. That we have a situation like that is a choice by our leaders and followers alike, my prayer is that God will make the year 2021 a better year for all of us. But it will not happen without work,” he stated.
“We have gone from one form of insecurity to a bad economy and on top of it is the COVID-19. Some people, either for insecurity or for bad economy or for COVID-19 have gone to the great beyond.
“But what then do we do, the rest of us? As I said, we should thank God. I believe we need to work hard in this Country as we pray hard so that the coming year 2021 will be a glorious year for us”, he said.