- A newly-formed group is about to embark on a nationwide tour to preach to Nigerians the benefit of being united
- The platform is made up of professional bodies, unionists, students, and religious leaders across the country
- Their mission is to educate and re-orientate Nigerians that to put their country first in all their endeavours
FCT, Abuja - A newly formed group on the platform of the National Interest Forum (NIF) has disclosed plans to embark on town hall meetings in all the states of the federation in order to sensitise Nigerians on the need for everyone to put the nation first in all dealings.
The forum made up of professional bodies, artisans, trade unions, students, farmers, and religious bodies across the country, said Nigeria as a great nation has the potential and capacity to sustain the rest of Africa and beyond.
Addressing a press conference attended by a Legit.ng reporter on Monday, October 25 in Abuja, the national chairman of the forum, Alhaji Gambo Lawan, called on all political parties and leaders, religious and traditional rulers, professional bodies to join the movement.
According to Lawan, other countries in the world have experienced similar challenges at one stage or the other but they held on to putting their nation first in everything.
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“As patriots, the National Interest Forum sees the need to close the big gap in our nation today which came about as a result of lack of trust, lack of unity, misunderstanding, personal and sectional interests among others. But the good news is, our nation has the capacity and potential to surmount all these challenges which are not peculiar to our nation, Nigeria.
“We, the members of National Interest Forum today call on all Nigerians, irrespective of creed, tribe or tongue to come out and join this movement in order to bring Nigerians together to have a united front determined to put our nation first, before self, tribe or religion, in everything we do.
“We, therefore, call on all political parties and leaders, religious and traditional rulers, professional bodies to join in this movement so that we can begin to re-orientate our people as we put our nation first.”
Omo-Agege calls for prayers to tackle Nigeria's challenges
Meanwhile, the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has stated that Nigeria needs serious prayers for it to overcome the myriad of problems facing it.
In addressing the challenges facing the nation, Omo-Agege called on Nigerians to renew their faith in God and intensify prayers for Nigeria.
This was contained the Delta-born politician's official message to Nigerians on Tuesday, October 19 to mark Eid-El-Maulud.