National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has warned that Nigeria cannot afford a tribal or religious war and as such called on leaders and the citizenry to draw back from the brink of agitations.
Tinubu spoke at the Eight Day prayers for the deceased first civilian governor of Lagos State, the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande.
Speaking on the occasion he asked God to give Nigeria more prudent and honest leaders in the in the mould of the late Jakande.
“Nigeria is currently facing a crisis; a crisis of insurgency, banditry in all aspects of security, but God Almighty that made this country as one of the largest and most resourceful country will protect us.
“I appeal, in his memory today, for us not to turn whatever challenges we are facing right now into ethnic, tribal and religion crises,” Tinubu reiterated in his warning that Nigeria cannot afford a tribal or religous war.
“If there is a crisis, where do we go? We will submerge the entire West Africa, there will be no enough space to accommodate us. “Those who have seen the effect of war, the effect of tribal conflict, of religion conflict, will never want it for Nigeria.
“We pray to God to strengthen our mind, guide our faith, put peace and bring peace unto this land, may Allah bless all of us,” Tinubu said.
While praising the sincerity and of the late governor, he urged the clerics at the ceremony to pray for more since leaders in the mould of the late governor.
”Today, he is no more but he is still existing to the eternity, we pray for Lagos State, we pray for Nigeria to give us more people, more leaders that are prudent, honest, that give priority to the world in the future,” he said.