The general overseer of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Reverend Sam Aboyeji, has described lack of confidence as the biggest problem facing the country.
Aboyeji spoke at a press conference announcing the Church’s 9th Annual Public Lecture and 67th National Convention on the theme “A Nation at War Against Itself: The Way Forward” held at the National Headquarters in Lagos on Thursday.
According to him, the outrage over the Muslim-Muslim ticket is fueled by the general lack of trust between citizens and their leaders.
He said: “Whatever we encounter in the country today, we are all confronted with it. It seems that the advocacy of partial interests is predominant.
“It’s not just about a Muslim-Muslim ticket. What about the tension between the south and the north? People just play up the Muslim-Muslim ticket.
“There’s a general lack of confidence, and I think that’s the real problem. Various interests have been jeopardized in the area of appointments and policy.
“We have the Federal Character Commission, but I wonder if it’s still active. The people who set up that body already knew our diversity. They knew there had to be stability, but I don’t think that committee is functional again. It’s like they closed the shop because we don’t see it reflecting anywhere. So as a nation we need to understand that we are diverse and that all interests need to be served so that there can be peace and progress.”
Aboyeji urged the federal government to enact proper laws to stop the incessant strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
Prof. dr. Akin Oyebode is expected to speak at the lecture, which will be chaired by Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi.