Nigeria At 60: COVID-19 Is A Sign That God Is Not Happy With Us, Says Aisha Buhari
She said this on Friday at the national mosque, during a public lecture to mark Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary with the theme “Together Nigeria at 60: The Imperative of Building a Nation Together”.
While calling for more efforts to ensure that the country succeeds in the fight against the pandemic, she urged Nigerians to offer special prayers for peace, progress and sustainable development as the country marks its 60th independence anniversary.
The First Lady stated;
The world is no longer the same as a result of the pandemic and the pandemic is a sign that almighty God is not happy with us.
We need to pray for forgiveness. I think we have no choice than to continue asking for forgiveness from almighty Allah.
Aisha urged Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of the present administration to ensure better welfare for citizens, NAN reports.
The president cannot do it alone. He needs the support and cooperation of all Nigerians, including his appointees, to go in line with his change mantra
Also speaking, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha, urged Nigerians to think and dwell more on issues and principles that unite the citizenry as a nation, rather than engaging in divisive tendencies.
He described the anniversary as a milestone worthy of celebration as the nation marches to greater achievements.
On his part, Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, urged Nigerians to unite in the fight against corruption.
He also condemned disobedience of lawful court orders, saying it was capable of drawing the country back from growth and development.
Muhammad warned that the current judiciary headed by him would no longer tolerate such behaviour which he said was an invitation to anarchy.
Also in attendance at the mosque were Turai Yar’Adua, former first lady of Nigeria; Hajo Sani, senior special assistant to the president on women affairs and administration; Mairo Al-Makura, wife of former Nasarawa state governor, and Asmau Yari, wife of former Zamfara governor.