Former military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida has urged Nigerians to seek God’s help in the country’s political activities.
Babangida, gave the advice while speaking to newsmen in Minna on Tuesday, Naija News reports.
The former head of state who will be turning 81 in August 2022 implored the citizenry to have faith in the unity of the country and remain resolute that things will get better.
He said “I plead with us to be patient with one another and be prayerful for God’s intervention in our socio-economic and political activities,” he said.
“We need to continue to sensitise people on how to live in peace and harmony for peace, progress and for the continuous existence as a nation.”
He also called upon the media to promote unity and peace in the country and amongst Nigerians.
“You should put in more deliberate efforts to change the Nigerian narrative. If the media and journalists ignore the spreaders of hate, they will not have a platform to pass their messages across
“You are doing enough to promote the unity of the country. You can change the psyche of Nigerians.
“I implore you to ignore those that preach hate and disunity. Ignore them and don’t bother about them. You can only do this through objective reportage and I like the debate that is ongoing in the media.
“It is giving the people the insight that they need to see. What the media is doing now is very good,” he added
This article was originally published on Naija News