We see and hear fellow Nigerians saying and doing the wrong thing that will hurt all of us longterm, but we turn a blind eye, as if it doesn’t concern us, just because we do not feel the pinch of their actions right now.
It is mindless and heartless, but hence the laws of nature applies to us that we reap what we sow. When people around us are calling what is good, bad, and calling what is bad, good. There are consequences.
Many people as we speak right now are not only wishing the Nigerian president fail, but also wishing him dead. They are completely oblivious to the ramifications of him dying. Their only goals is a myopic one, which is to return to the days of free for all ravaging of whatever they can pervert and pilfer from Nigeria. They are yet to register that the price of oil has dropped or there might not be enough to steal.
The president of Guinea has gotten the Guineans to pray for Buhari and for good reason, which these unpraying Nigerians have not yet thought of. Thankfully there are still some right-thinking Nigerians, but not enough of us, because if there was enough right thinking Nigerians, the majority will be thinking rightly. Not so?
resident Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.
In a letter dated July 24, 2017, President Buhari, who had earlier made a phone call to Conde, who is the current Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, stated:
“I thank you for your kind and thoughtful action in organizing nationwide prayers for my good health. It is a gesture that I will forever cherish and treasure.
“Your Excellency will be pleased to hear that I am making good progress, and as soon as doctors advise, I shall return to my duties and continue serving the Nigerian people who elected me and are daily praying for my recovery.”
In an earlier letter, President Buhari had also accepted his nomination as leader of the “2018 AU Theme on the Fight Against Corruption”, which came from African leaders at the 29th Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 4, 2017.
“While thanking you for the kind words and for the nomination,” the President wrote to Conde, “I wish to express my readiness to accept this new important role and to reiterate my commitment to contribute towards our collective efforts to strengthen good governance and development on the continent.
I, therefore, look forward to working closely with you in the realization of this objective.”
Excerpts of the letters were made available Tuesday afternoon via a statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity.