Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (M); Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, with others Fathers during Father’s Day Church Service at Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja on Sunday     Photo:  Callistus Ewelike/EO/NAN

By Victor Ernest

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, says those who do not know the purpose of God for Nigeria are the ones seeking the country’s division.

The speaker insisted that Nigeria was not a mistake, adding that if it was, the 1967 to 1970 civil war would have disintegrated it.

The lawmaker stated this at a thanksgiving service at the Elect Christian Assembly Church, Nyanya, Abuja.

”Those who think Nigeria is a mistake, it may be because they don’t know the purpose. But if you want to know the purpose of a thing, you have to go back to the manual, and who puts the manual together? It’s the manufacturer, so I would challenge them to go back to the manufacturer of Nigeria, who is God, so that we can get the manual for Nigeria.

”If we were a mistake, maybe during the first civil war, this country would have disintegrated but God decided to keep this country one and God has never made a mistake,” he said.

Call for prayer

In a statement issued by the speaker’s media aide, Hassan Turaki, Dogara urged Nigerians to keep praying for Nigeria for the peace and unity of the country.

”We know the challenges we face, they are quite enormous challenges, they are very difficult, but they are not insurmountable. With God on our side, we will surmount them, and the only way we can do that is when we have the benefit of the wisdom of God; wisdom means application of knowledge,” he added.


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Victor Ernest is a journalist with a knack for digging up the hottest news as they break. He’s also a poet, teacher, MC, and a blogger. Victor is a reporter at Concise News.


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