Aregbesola calls for a united Nigeria to give the black man a face in the world
Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday reiterated the call for a united and strong Nigeria whose central and historic position on the black continent must be realised for the black race to take its rightful position.
He stated this call when the national body of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) paid him a courtesy call and condolence visit in the Government House.
The CAN’s president, Reverend (Dr) Samson Ayokunle, had led the association to the government house to pray for the repose of the soul of the late mother of the Governor, Alhaja Saratu Aregbesola, who passed on recently.
Aregbesola said Nigeria must not fail as a nation if it is to fulfil the roles and responsibilities history placed at its doorstep as the champion of the black race.
According to him, a united Nigeria was capable of taking the black race to its rightful place, stressing that Nigerians should always remember that they are the only race that can make a mark in the world.
While calling on CAN and other religious bodies to support and pray for the country, Aregbesola said for the black man to have headway in the world, then Nigeria must not fail.
He said, “We need to begin to realise as a nation that we are the only black nation that can assist the black man to make a name in the world.
“Nigeria must not fail, if we must achieve this task and play this big role on behalf of all black race, we should all begin to work towards supporting Nigeria to achieve it.”
“I want to call on all well meaning groups and bodies in Nigeria to believe in the Nigerian dream and work towards realising it. We need to believe in ourselves as a nation for others to believe in us because this is the only way the black man from any part of the world can have a face.”
Delivering his condolence message, CAN President, Rev Dr Samson Ayokunle, said it was worthy of note that the late mother of Governor Aregbesola spent quality life while on earth, saying the quality of the life she lived was portrayed through the achievements of Aregbesola as a governor.