Obasanjo's Advice to me on Insecurity, CAN President Reveals, Tells Nigerians Next Step to Take
- Nigerians have been advised to look to God concerning the issue of insecurity
- The advice was given by Reverend Supo Ayokunle, the CAN president
- Ayokunle said Olusegun Obasanjo gave him the same advice some years ago
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The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Reverend Supo Ayokunle, has opined that the federal government has run out of workable ideas on how to end insecurity in the country.
Ayokunle stated that what the government can give Nigerians, for now, are mere assurance and promise.
Ayokunle made this comment on Sunday, March 28, during a thanksgiving service (monitored by Punch) in honour of Bishop Wale Oke, the newly elected president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
The CAN president, going down memory lane, recalled what former President Olusegun Obasanjo told him when he was the head of Baptist Church.
According to Ayokunle, the former Nigerian leader said only God can bear human burdens and solve problems that seem impossible for men.
Encouraging Oke on his new appointment, Ayokunle said:
"When I was elected the President of Baptist, I went to Baba Obasanjo. He said, ‘My President, I hope you have not come here to ask me to carry your burden'.
"Everybody will bear his burden. All of us here can only share the burden by praying with you. He said the problem that you may face don’t take it to Obasanjo but to God. He is the burden bearer."
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The CAN boss advised Nigerians to take the issue of insecurity to God as this is the surest way to deal with the menace.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had admitted that his administration's efforts to tackle the rising spate of insecurity across the country had not "proved to be good enough".
The president also said his government is becoming desperate in its attempt to tackle the security menace.
Legit.ng gathers that he made this known while addressing traditional rulers at the State House in Abuja, on Thursday, March 11.