The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu has sought divine intervention to deter security challenges including kidnappings, banditry and other vices in Nigeria.
He said this during the 8th Day Firdaus prayer for the first Civilian governor of Lagos, Late Alhaji Lateef Aremu Jakande held at his residence on Friday in the Ilupeju area of Lagos State.
Tinubu urged war mongers to desist from beating war drums, adding that “those who have seen the effect of the war on tribalism and religious conflicts will never want a repeat of such”.
He admitted that “Nigeria is currently facing a crisis of insurgency, banditry and all aspects of insecurity. May the Almighty that made this Country huge in potentials protect and salvage us from looming situations.
“Only Almighty Allah will judge the unfaithful and will direct us on the right path. It is left for you, myself and everyone.
“Those who have seen the effect of the war on tribalism and religious conflicts will never want a repeat of such.
“We pray to God to strengthen our mind and bring peace to this land,” Tinubu, according to him.
Tinubu, stated that the death of Jakande was a colossal loss to the state and the Country, adding that he (Tinubu) was lucky for using the deceased’s house as his (Tinubu’s) cradle of politics and journey to political life.
He recalled that Alhaji Lateef Jakande told him to vie for the position of a senator. Tinubu prayed to God for prudent, honest and forward-looking leaders like the Late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
In his tribute, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced that there will be a day for the celebration of the legacies of the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande in appreciation of the indelible legacies and monumental infrastructural development that the deceased left in the State.
Sheik Habeebullah Adam Abdullah delivered a lecture at the event which was attented Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat; and Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa; former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba and former Inspector-General of Police, Musiliu Smith.