Leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) paid President Bola Tinubu a visit at the State House on Monday to congratulate him on his election triumph. Following the meeting, the delegation’s leader, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, pledged fealty to Tinubu’s administration in a news conference.
While acknowledging the difficulties the nation has, Okoh made clear that the visit was an act of support for Tinubu’s government. “The general elections of 2023 have come and gone,” he declared. By the grace of God, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the president we currently have.”
While recognizing the longstanding issues in Nigeria, Okoh urged patience and perseverance, emphasizing that positive changes would take time. He praised Tinubu’s intentional efforts towards governance and securing the nation, encouraging Nigerians not to lose hope.
President Tinubu, in response, urged CAN to continue preaching tolerance, perseverance, and hope to citizens. He emphasized the importance of dialogue and discouraged public condemnation, stating, “If you do not preach the sermon of understanding, tolerance, perseverance, and hope for Nigerians, you are doing damage to the country.”
Tinubu emphasised the need for a mental shift and issued a warning against putting financial gain ahead of national ideals. He was upbeat about Nigeria’s future and urged everyone to work together to create a prosperous country.
To sum up, CAN’s visit to President Tinubu was an act of support that acknowledged the difficulties while highlighting the importance of patience, hope, and communication for the advancement of the country. Tinubu reiterated the significance of good messaging and a shift in perspective for the advancement of the nation.