Don’t lay curses on your country, pray for leadership always – Sanwo-Olu urges Nigerians

Kayode Ogundele
Kayode Ogundele
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide SanwoOlu, governor of Lagos, has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from speaking ill of their country. 

NAN reports that the governor, who was represented by Obafemi Hamzat, deputy governor of Lagos, at the 2024 Eid-el-Fitr celebration on Saturday, implored Nigerians to change their thoughts.

The event, which was held at Lagos House in Ikeja, had as its theme: ‘Allah will not change the way of the people until they change what is in their hearts’.

Sanwo-Olu said God will not change anything for any society until the people decide to change their minds and attitudes for the better, adding that Nigerians should stop laying curses on their nation so that God can change it for the better.

The governor also urged Nigerians to trust their leaders and to pray for them at all times. “Almighty God will not change anything for any society until they change what is in their minds,” he said.

“Our collective intent should be to keep praying for Nigeria and the leadership to do the right thing. That is when Allah will intervene in the present situation in our country.

“It is, therefore, important for us to desist from talking ill about the country.”

In her welcome address, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, wife of the governor, urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to principles of justice, equity, and compassion. “Let us remember that true change begins within the depths of our hearts,” she said.

“The joint Ramadan and Lent experience this year should remind everyone of these universal values of humanity that unify all regardless of religious belief, background, or ethnicity.”

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