National leader of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Bola Tinubu has prayed that God will not allow Nigeria to experience war.
The former governor of Lagos State prayed on Sunday during the Special Ramadan Prayer Tafsir (Lecture) for Lagos State and Nigeria, held at the Lagos House, Marina.
Tinubu who denounced the ongoing call for disintegration said the country was better together than separated.
He said Nigeria is yet to recover from the effect of the civil war, hence, cannot afford to experience another war.
He said the war drums some people were beating would result in the disintegration of the country like Sudan and Iraq.
“For clamouring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience war. If we say Nigeria should seperate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such war does not end on time. We are yet to recover from the civil war.
“We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Nigeria will not seperate, it’s not acceptable to us. Our prayer is for prosperity and more wealth for the country.”
Speaking further, Tinubu who expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, also disclosed that the state has experienced huge developments since he came on board.
While speaking ,the National Missioner, Ansaru-deen Society of Nigeria, Abdul-rahman Ahmad, also enjoined those calling for the country to divide to have a rethink.
The Islamic cleric said that though insecurity was on the increase, but with constant prayers, change of thoughts and characters by Nigerians, the country would come out of it.
Mr Ahmad condemned the kidnappings in many parts of the country and advised government to implement the laws on insecurity as it affects development.
“For those clamouring to divide the country, maybe you should have a rethink. Ask yourself; where will this clamour for so called independence lead us? We should reinvent this country. Nigeria will be great.
“Toda, we are in hard times, these are uncertain times. This is the time men are supposed to be seperated from boys. This is the time that regions need to think out of the box.
“We are insecure, we are unsure, there is hunger, there is anger and confusion in the land. This is the time we need divine intervention. If we gather and pray till 2023, Allah will not listen to us till we do some things.
”This is the time action is required, backed by deep thoughts for today and our tomorrow. We have often blamed leaders but we have to choose the kind of leaders we deserve. Everywhere is unsafe even the police station is not safe. We need to rejig,” he said.
In his goodwill message, Governor Sanwo-Olu promised to fulfill his campaign promises and deliver on the dividends of democracy.