All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday called on Nigerians to pray for a new, progressive leadership for the country at all levels of governance.
“In the face of our current challenges, we all must renew our commitment to build a new country and work to bring about a new leadership that will end the circle of youth unemployment, hardship, deprivation and near economic strangulation Nigerians are currently experiencing,” he said in his Eid-el-Kabir message.
While congratulating Muslims on witnessing yet another Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Tinubu urged them to rededicate their lives to Allah and never to forget the service of compassion and sacrifice.
“The lesson for this season and beyond is that we seek the face of God and never forget service to our fellowmen. Most importantly, we must pray for a better country, but not stop at praying but also work to achieve it,” he said.
Tinubu said Nigeria is destined to be great and her citizens destined to benefit from that greatness. He believes we have been held back in our progressive development because of bad leaders, bad policies and a weak level of patriotism.
“We need leaders that will put the people and this country first. Leaders that will go for broke and make the difference for Nigeria. Like in other developed countries, it takes just one leader to lead in the right direction. We must pray for such a leader to emerge. 2015 offers us another opportunity to make that change happen. For Nigeria, a new dawn is possible. And APC holds the key,” Tinubu said.