October 4, 2014 – Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola has called on Nigerians to brace up to surmount challenges facing the country, stressing that all will be well.
The governor who spoke after the Eid-El- Kabir prayers at Lagos Central Mosque in Lagos Island said it is the duty of Nigerians to rescue the country from the vices threatening to pull it down.
“First, I use this opportunity to wish all Muslims Eid Mubarak and all Nigerians peace, but whatever we want for ourselves lies in our hands to achieve.
” I am sure that all will be well and it must be well only because we want it to be well. If it is well within us, it will be well around us and in our nation.”
Fashola said God has been very good to the country by ensuring peace irrespective of the aggressions and vexed issues.
“Really, you must be grateful that you are alive and so, the last one year, everyday has been a season of countless blessings in spite of unwanted developments, but live goes on and as long as one is alive.
“You must remain grateful for many things; peace, love, well being and so long as there is hope, yesterday’s challenges can become history about how we turn things around.
“Those things should never overcome us and being alive means that there is a possibility to learn from yesterday, to improve upon today and to turn around tomorrow because really, builders look to tomorrow and we must be builders in our minds.
“We must be builders in our actions, builders in our actions and in our thoughts and in our general disposition and therefore, tomorrow we can build from today.”
He urged Nigerians to be steadfast in their endeavors and prove cynics who think the country will sink wrong.