Be Strong, Former SGF Tells Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

By Austin Ajayi, Yola

The last has not been had on the dethroned emir of Kano as lot of prominent Nigerians has shown empthty to the embattled ruler, in Yola, the immediate past Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal, has lean his voice of encouragement to the recently deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, urging him to be strong and take solace in God.

Stressing that in every trial there is a triumph particularly when you commit it to Almighty and recommended the book Psalms 37 to strengthen his faith in the Almighty that things would be better after the storms.

Babachi who made the remarks in a statement issued to newsmen, Thursday, in Yola, Adamawa state, said, he had been in the shoes of the deposed ruler and added that stance of the deposed Monarch’s stance for the poor and the downtrodden especially in the North, will eventually lead to his emergence as a stronger and better person.

In his message to the embattled ruler, Good ” Royal Highness. Please, note that wherever and however you may be now, God is with you, good Nigerians are with you and we the lovers of the North stand with you”.

“We, lovers of Nigeria particularly the Northern Nigerian have listened to you and are in total agreement with what you say and the way you say it and we shall yet celebrate with you.”

Babachi who went philosophical noted that he has gone through this type of experience and he come out the better and stronger for it.

” You are a hero of all the poor, the uneducated and the oppressed Northerners in particular and indeed Nigerians but you are hated by the corrupt rich, the educated illiterates, the tribalists, some hardlined fuedalists and religious bigots and they are more powerful, more united and can muster more recourses than us”

“But God is God. No man is God. Man can only be a tin god for a brief period, wither like the flower, and therefater be accountable for all his actions on the day of judgement before our creator”

“Your Highness, I recommend Psalm 37 to you., borrow a Bible and read it, that is if you do not already have one.”

Making reference to the situation of some Nigerian leaders he admonished the monarch saying, “God is God. No man is God.

“I urge you to reflect on the experiences of two of the country’s past leaders, General Olusegun Obasanjo who was thrown into prison but ended being a two-term President, sitting on the seat once forcefully occupied by his persecutors.

“These are only just two living examples of God’s faithfulness.

“God never changes, be courageous. he concluded.”

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