Nyesom Wike, the Minister of the FCT, emphasized the importance of Nigerians rallying behind President Bola Tinubu, stating that the failure of the president would signify a collective failure. He offered this advice during a visit by members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Committee of FCT Imams Initiative (CFII) in Abuja on Wednesday.
The executive leaders of CAN, led by Daniel Okoh, the national president, and CFII, led by Tajudeen Adigun, the chairman, were present during the meetings. In separate discussions with these religious groups, Wike cautioned them to be cautious of ambitious politicians, as such individuals, driven by their thirst for power, might take divisive actions for personal gain.
Wike stressed the importance of religious leaders asking questions and urged clerics to pray for the country’s leadership. During his meeting with CAN, he advised, “Even if you claim not to be involved in politics, exercise caution with politicians, particularly those who are relentlessly pursuing power. Beware of politicians who may resort to anything in their quest for power. Not everything you encounter on social media is accurate; inquire and seek clarification. If there are actions or decisions attributed to the FCT administration, do not hesitate to seek clarification to enable us to defend the government and ourselves.”
The minister highlighted that opposition politicians, unable to prevail in the political arena, often turn to religious leaders with stories of hatred. He urged that once a leader wins an election, personal biases should be set aside, and people should pray for the leaders’ success for the benefit of the nation. He also emphasized that this is not the time for criticism but rather a time to support Nigeria’s growth.
Wike assured that the FCT administration would continue its support for the National Christian Centre and the National Mosque, considering them as national assets. He further pledged to assess the condition of these national monuments and offer necessary assistance.
During the visit, Daniel Okoh of CAN reaffirmed the organization’s support for the Wike-led administration and expressed their commitment to engaging with various stakeholders to promote societal harmony.
In the meeting with the Imams, Wike cautioned the CFII to remain vigilant against politicians who do not prioritize the welfare of Nigeria and instead aim to sow discord. He advised them not to be swayed by politicians’ propaganda and to seek clarity on any unclear matters.
Wike emphasized that the era of politics is over, with a president already in office. Now, it is the responsibility of religious leaders to pray for the president, seek divine guidance for him, and contribute ideas for the nation’s growth. He reiterated that if President Tinubu were to fail, it would signify a failure on the part of all Nigerians.
Tajudeen Adigun, on behalf of the CFII, commended Wike as a true Nigerian and pledged the initiative’s support for the development and unity of the FCT.
The provided information is intended for general awareness and may not be entirely accurate or up-to-date. The post disclaims any warranties regarding the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of the content, services, or graphics on the website. It advises caution when using the information for any purpose.