The Former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon
(rtd), yesterday described as unfortunate the
myriad of crisis bedevilling the country, calls for
fervent prayers for Nigeria to overcome the
problem of unity.”
Gowon made the statement in Akure after leading
members of the Bible Society of Nigeria, BSN, on
a courtesy call on Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
According to him; ”It is unfortunate that the country
is facing series of crisis in some parts in the
Gowon said: “It is unfortunate that some of these
things are happening. After the civil war, I have
hoped and prayed Nigeria will never again go
through the experience we had gone through and
you can know how disappointed one is that all
these sorts of things are happening now.
“In the Northeast, Southern Kaduna and the
militants in the South.
I will help the government in putting some of these
things into prayer Gowon, who is a patron of the
Bible Society of Nigeria expressed optimism that
situation of the country would soon change for
“I read in one of the newspapers that the name of
Nigeria is no more on the list of countries in
economic recession, that shows that things are
getting better, so we should not stop praying for
the country,” he said.
Also speaking during the visit, the National
President of the BSN, Dr. Aron Nuhu who solicited
the support of the Ondo State government for the
association said that the association had
translated the bible to 24 Nigeria languages.
Responding, governor Akeredolu commended the
former Head of State for ensuring oneness of the
country since the time he was the head of the
affairs of the country. Akeredolu prayed that the
efforts of the former Head of state to ensure the
unity of the country would not
in vain. He said
that it is unity that there can be progress.