‘Nigeria is Sick’ – Al Mustapha.

A former Chief Security Officer To Late General Sani Abacha, Major
General Hamza Al-Mustapha, has attributed the current unrest in the country to institutional decay saying only Institutional Revolution would restore sanity in the system.

He stated this on Wednesday evening in Abuja during the second
Christian/Muslim interactive engagement on Peace, Unity and Justice
organised by the President of Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor
Ayo Oritsejafor.

At the event, the CAN President stated that with Muslims and
Christians resolving to tolerate and respect each other’s faith, the
ongoing national conference had great potentials of bringing lasting
solution to Nigeria.

Al-Mustapha, who was invited to the one-day conference by CAN,
maintained that people had to understand that the country was not like
it used to be when some disgruntled elements used religion to cause
problem and got away with it.

He said, “Nigeria is indeed sick and it did not start today. Our faith
speaks and that is the anchor point. Our problem is that of mutual
suspicion, lack of understanding and in a way, greed, naira speaks.

“Whether we like it or not, Nigeria deserves institutional revolution
for it to be. Revolution in what sense Tolerance, knowledge,
understanding, statemanship, commitment and honesty irrespective of
who and where. We must learn to speak the truth, it does not matter
who is involved,” he said.

While expressing happiness on the ongoing national conference,
Oritsejafor said Nigerians were all pursuing justice, equity, love and
understanding “which will ultimately usher in lasting peace in

He said the confab would usher in lasting peace in Nigeria, if all
people including the delegates work for its success.

He said having a clear understanding of the wrong perceptions on how
Muslims or Christians view each other with a view to taking the
correction that “we are one'”, would go a long way to restore the
country to its glorious days.


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