Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said Nigeria is lucky to have President Muhammadu Buhari in view of the socio-economic situation in the country.
He spoke at the 2017 annual general conference of Cherubim and Seraphim Church of Nigeria held in Ilorin.
Ajimobi urged Nigerians to be patient with the Buhari government, expressing confidence that things would soon improve.
He said: “Nigeria will soon experience the desired change we long for. Many countries had suffered from the so-called recession and they came out of it stronger.
“Let us all pray for Nigeria just as the Bible admonishes us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
“Nigeria is lucky to have President Buhari in the saddle; if not, he current challenges would have worsened because of the deep-seated corruption of the past administration. Corruption has eaten deep into all facets of life in the country.”
Ajimobi who was represented by his deputy, Chief Moses Adeyemo, said: “We are crying of hardship in Nigeria because people no longer believe in God.
“If we are to behave the way we worship God in churches and mosques, Nigeria will be a better place.
“Nigerians have run away from God.The Bible does not teach us to take innocent lives and to steal collective patrimony for the benefit of few and their yet unborn children.
“Let us restore the dignity of man and love our neighbours.”
Supreme Head, C&S Church of Nigeria, Prophet Solomon Alao, hailed the military for their exploits in the fight against Boko Haram.
He urged President Buhari to adopt “a position of no surrender, no retreat” in his fight against corruption, but warned that “there should be no sacred cow.”
“The fight against corruption would be won permanently if pensionable benefits are paid promptly and if an employee is assured of regular and prompt payment in retirement”, he advised.