The Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to start afresh in his leadership of the country.
He urged the president to do all that is necessary now to revamp the economy before things get out of hands.
Speaking on Thursday during his 80th birthday celebration which took place at the Holy Cross Cathedral, Lagos, Okojie also advised Buhari not to take the goodwill he is currently enjoying from Nigerians for granted.
Okojie said, “If President Buhari wants to make a quick turn back, he should take his inaugural speech and the All Progressive Congress, APC, manifesto, study them and then start afresh.
“That is my advice,” he stated, adding that the Nigeria is in need of leaders who would unite and not divide the country.”
Continuing, he observed that Nigeria is in need of self-sacrificing leaders who would pay attention to the needs of the people.
He said, “At this stage of my life, I can only advise and admonish our policy makers, especially in the education sector, that are now battling with the lives of innocent children, to allow education to flourish; for if education does not flourish, our country cannot flourish.
“You have already seen it in some parts of the country. We have seen it in some of our children’s behaviours,” Okojie added.