The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Funab Group of companies Ltd, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Ajia has marked his 2023 birthday with prayers and goodwill message for the nation.
Ajia prayed God to guide Nigeria’s leaders aright, asking God to bring divine succor that will ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians in the face of subsidy removal and not the usual government palliatives that do no bring solutions to the economic crisis in the country.
Ajia, in a Press statement released on Friday through his Director of Communications, Malam Abdulrahman Aliagan and made available to Journalists said that, “I want to use the occasion of my birthday to pray to Almighty God to ease the sufferings of ordinary citizens in Nigeria, particularly in the face of the current economic crisis arising from the removal of fuel subsidy. I also pray God to guide Nigeria’s leaders aright and to bring divine succor that will ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians”.
Ajia added in his prayer, “I pray to God to help Nigeria’s leaders to govern with wisdom and integrity, so that they can work.
for the betterment of all citizens. I pray for a reformed judicial system that will gaurantee respect and confidence in the rule of law. I pray for an end to corruption and violence in Nigeria as well overcoming other challenges that stand on our way to becoming a united, peaceful and prosperous nation.”
He however calls on the government to pursue policies and programmes that will facilitate economic growth and development in the country.
As an insight into his wishes for Nigeria, he advised the government to go for policies that will have direct and positive impact on Nigerians.
According to the Ilorin born-politician, “It is essential for the government to implement policies that will create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, provide jobs and establish social safety nets that will cushion the effects of economic hardship on the citizens”
He emphasised the need for the government to prioritise the welfare of the citizens, noting that if the government implements policies that prioritise the welfare of the masses and encourages entrepreneurship, it will provide the needed impetus for economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction.
The security expert alluded to that fact that, Nigeria is a land of great potentials and promises. He said, “I want to remind all of us that we are capable of achieving whatever we desire when we work together. Let us take pride in our history and culture and not to forget our roots or the struggles that have brought us to where we are today. Let us renew our commitment to building a brighter, more prosperous country for ourselves and our children. I pray that, our unity continues to be our strength to usher Nigeria into the Promised land.
Ajia’s birthday celebration was a call to action for the government and all Nigerians to work together towards a better future for the country. “As Nigeria is about to celebrate its 63 years of independence, come October 1, it is essential that the government and citizens alike commit to working towards building a stronger and more prosperous nation for all”. He said.