Nigeria is bleeding – Lamido laments

Former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido has disclosed that former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has reinforced his faith in the country despite the appalling situation.

Lamido made this disclosure after meeting with Obasanjo at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Pent House residence, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital at the weekend.

In a release by the Special Assistant on Media to the former President, Kehinde Akinyemi on Sunday, the former governor said that Obasanjo was still committed to ensuring that Nigeria is out of the doldrum.

Lamido, who declared that the country is bleeding, however, said that his meeting with Obasanjo reinforced his faith in the country.

“How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country, because now, nobody is safe again. Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former president of the country? Who is safe again?, he asked rhetorically.

The former governor, who disclosed that he had come to visit his father “and leader and my everything after a very long time and I met him in a very high spirit and good health.

“But, he told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not, because we still need him in this country. And he said, Sule, I will do anything for Nigeria. That is very inspiring. That is why I like him and this reinforces my faith in the country-my Nigeria.

“We discussed a number of issues, particularly on Nigeria, that he so loved. Honestly, no matter how down we go, we’ll rise again. But, obviously it is bleeding now. It is bleeding,” Lamido lamented.

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