Tunde Bakare Prays for Buhari
Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Convener, Save Nigeria Group, SNG, yesterday joined other eminent Nigerians in the call for restructuring of Nigeria’s federal system. Bakare made the call in his “State of the Nation” broadcast at the Latter Rain Assembly, End-Time Church in Lagos.
Bakare said the current government, under President Muhammadu Buhari, has the opportunity to provide such leadership Nigerians want by being at the forefront of the quest for change. He said: “Mr President and his team must summon the courage to make hard choices, especially the choice to restructure and the choice to embrace the necessary self-sacrifice that precedes economic recovery. May 29 this year will mark two full years of this administration in government. We have no more time to waste. Mr President must galvanise his team to get the job done; square pegs in round holes must be removed or put in appropriate places. It is time to demonstrate leadership, wise judgment and astute public policy that guarantees stable and prosperous nationhood upon a foundation of peace, and build a well-ordered nation with strong institutions dispensing justice.”
Bakare said 2016 was characterised by uncertainties, intense political suspense, accelerated global terror, and mounting economic pressure, due to dwindling resources. He said that in spite of the challenges, some achievements were recorded in the areas of security and diversification. “As at April 2016, despite the acceleration of global terror, Boko Haram’s impact had been reduced from 22 attacks per month in 2015 to nine per month in 2016. Under this administration, 21 of the abducted Chibok girls were also released to their parents in October 2016, and last Friday, Rakiya Abubakar, the latest rescued Chibok schoolgirl, was reunited with her parents in Abuja. To crown it all, at the tail end of 2016, Sambisa Forest was liberated and the Boko Haram flag was captured by our gallant soldiers,” Bakare said. He, therefore, prayed for the safe return of all still in captivity, the continued protection of the fighters, and the safety and rehabilitation of all internally displaced persons.
Bakare prayed that God would grant President Buhari wisdom, health, courage and clear vision to do the needful via policies that would redeem and make Nigeria great.