By Oluwatoyin Adegoke
An Islamic scholar and Mufasir of Egbaland, Alhaji Taofeek Amolegbe has encouraged Nigerians to be patient with the present administration and sustain the hope for a new era of economic boom in the country.
Alhaji Amolegbe gave the advice during a Special Jumat service in Commemoration of Nigeria’s 63rd National Day Celebration held at the Central Mosque, Kobiti, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Alhaji Amolegbe urged the citizens to have faith in the Almighty God’s intervention to help the country to surmount all challenges, expressing the hope that Nigeria would experience economic prosperity before her 64th Independent Anniversary.
The Islamic leader also cautioned those in positions of authority to refrain from taking decisions that could amount to wasting the nation’s resources, noting that everyone would be held accountable by God.
In a remark, The Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo called for more commitment from Nigerians, saying that the nation’s democracy could not be compared with what obtained in advanced democracies.
The traditional ruler who condemned the perceived call for military take-over in some quarters, emphasized that the military had it’s constitutional roles, different from governance.
Addressing the gathering, the Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun represented by his Deputy, Mrs Noimot Salako-Oyedele encouraged Nigerians to be hopeful for democratic dividends and good governance while appealing to the opposition not to heat up the polity, but to support the present administration in its bid to reposition the economy.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration, Mr kehinde Onasanya had described the 63rd national day as a milestone and called on all Nigerians to pray and work for the unity of the country.
The special jumat service attracted notable individuals and traditional rulers from different parts of the state, including Olowu of Owu, Oba Saka Matemilola.