Nigeria’s First Lady, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu declared that though her husband, the President is not a magician, he is determined to work hard to ensure he tackles all the problems he inherited when he took over the government.
Tinubu made this known yesterday while speaking in Abuja at the interdenominational church service to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary, with the theme: “Christ in you, the hope of glory.
She reiterated her husband’s determination to fix all that had been damaged in the country.
‘Good governance can only be impactful if the people follow the example of Jesus Christ, our Lord, who embodied the fruit of the spirit, including love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance and forgiveness.
‘A Nigeria of abundance has begun, and to be part of the greatness that God has started in the nation, Nigerians must look beyond their current realities and embrace hope anew.’
Mrs Tinubu also pleaded with Nigerians to celebrate the unity that defined the nation’s diversity.
‘There is no challenge, obstacle or difficulty that we cannot overcome or surmount if we imbibe the nature of Christ who said in Matthew 11:28 that ‘come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’.
‘In times like these, all we do is to keep our hope alive, the lively hope which Jesus Christ has birthed in us,’ she said.
The first lady also assured Nigerians that her husband had made wider consultations with the international community and great world investors to reposition the country.
‘All we inherited are things that had happened many years ago; we are not here to put blame on any administration but to fix what has been damaged.
‘My husband is not a magician; he is going to work and I believe and hope that we will have peace in this country; the best is yet to come to us,’ she said.
Earlier, the President of Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev. Israel Akanji, who was the Guest Preacher, assured Nigerians of overcoming the numerous challenges, no matter what the country was presently going through.
While appreciating Tinubu for his independence anniversary address to the nation, the cleric, however, appealed to him and other arms of government to ensure fulfillment of the promises made to Nigerians.