Entrepreneur and popular politician, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, has joined Nigerian Muslims in the celebration of this year’s Eid-el Kabir, urging them to use the occasion to re-commit to service to the fatherland.
Ajadi said doing this would help the country attain lofty development heights.
He acknowledged the fact that the economy had been challenging recently, but admonished Nigerians not to relent.
According to him, what the prevailing situation required most was collective effort in building the nation.
While urging the masses to continue to be good followers, Ajadi charged those in leadership positions not to allow the challenging conditions to persist.
“There is a saying that when the going gets tough, the tough gets going. It means we should not lose hope, neither on ourselves nor on the country, no matter how difficult things could seem”, he said.
Ajadi who was the Governorship candidate under the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ogun state in the last elections said the time had come to know the true leaders of the country.
“It is in times like this, that you know politicians who actually qualify to lead, not when things are good and rosy.“So, I challenge our political leaders at all levels to rally round and find a way out of the challenging situations that we have found ourselves.
“Nigerian masses have suffered enough and need someone to bring them out of this long suffering and it is a challenge to all those who are holding elective and appointive positions across the country”
He urged them to continue to work hard for themselves and for the country, adding that nothing good would come easy.
“Anything good in life costs time and hardwork, so it is my advice that we should not lose hope.
“I also urge those in positions of political and economic leadership for the country, to consider the masses and the suffering they are going through at this time.
“I believe that this country can be better if we all work towards that.“I believe that the suffering that we are experiencing in the country right now is man-made, and can also be corrected by man.
“Let all of us use this celebration to reflect on our actions as leaders at different levels.“Let us re-commit to making this country work, and when we do this, the masses will smile again”
Ajadi, who has usually reached out to the vulnerable in seasons like this also urged those who have, to help those who do not have.
According to him, that is the only way to have a fulfilling Eid celebration.
“Life is better when we can reach out to others at a time like this.“so, as I appeal to the government to haste action and make the masses smile, I also appeal to individuals and organisations to rise up to the challenge of being one another’s keeper.
“There is no better way to celebrate the festival than this”, Ajadi added.