Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministry (OFM) has urged Nigerians not to give up on the country as it marks its 59th independence anniversary.
Concise News understands that Nigeria got its independence from Britain on October 1st, 1990.
In his independence message to Nigerians, Apostle Suleman warned them not to make negative statements against the nation.
He admitted that the country has had its fair share of bad and selfish leaders but cautioned that such is not an excuse to verbally “mutilate” it.
In a tweet on his handle, he said, “Nigeria is 59 tomorrow (today). Please, let’s be positive in our utterances.”
According to him, “negativity has gotten us nowhere…yes, we have been inflicted with selfish leaders and greedy politicians…they will get their reward…but we won’t verbally mutilate our nation anymore.. please, speak positive tomorrow.”
Nigeria is 59 tommorrow…pls let’s be positive in our utterances…negativity has gotten us no where..yes,we have been inflicted with selfish leaders and greedy politicians..they will get their reward..but we won’t verbally mutilate our nation anymore..pls speak positive 2moro.
— Apst Johnson Suleman (@APOSTLESULEMAN) September 30, 2019
Trump Writes Buhari
US President Donald Trump has written to President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, describing the country as a great ally.
Trump in a letter on Monday extended his greetings to all Nigerians on the occasion.
“On behalf of the American people, I extend our warmest greetings and congratulate you on the 59th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence,” Trump said.
Trump also pledged his country’s commitment to helping Nigeria in the fight against insurgency.
According to him, “We are allies in the global battle against terrorism, and we want to see Boko Haram and ISIS-West Africa driven out of the region and other insurgencies like them dismantled.
“The United States welcomes efforts by your administration to diversify opportunities for your talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of both our countries, Africa and the world.
This is as he added that “The United States welcomes efforts by your administration to diversify opportunities for your talented, creative, and hardworking people to the benefit of both our countries, Africa and the world.
“I am pleased that following our meeting last year, our Vice Presidents are also building on our longstanding history of cooperation.
“I wish the people of Nigeria continued success as you mark another year of independence.”