President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria might have its challenges but God did not make a mistake when he created the country.
The president said this on Monday when he hosted William Kumuyi, general overseer of the Deeper Life Bible Church, at the presidential villa in Abuja.
Buhari said God knows what he is doing and so Nigerians must appreciate Him for bringing everyone together.
He disclosed that his administration had the challenge of making the people understand them but the visit of the cleric raised his morale.
The president thanked Kumuyi for accepting the government’s invitation to preach at the country’s 58th independence anniversary, adding that he was “excited a great deal’’.
”God did not make a mistake when he created over 250 different ethnic groups and decided to put them in a place called Nigeria,” he said.
“We must appreciate God for bringing us together. He knows what he was doing. He didn’t make a mistake. We have challenges in trying to get people to understand us. With my experience as a governor, minister of petroleum, head of state, chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund, I thought I had seen it all, but Nigeria has a way of going at its own speed.
“My morale is raised by your visit. I very much appreciate it. Thank you very much.”
Kumuyi, who was accompanied by his wife, Esther, urged the president to remain focused and do what is right as he continues to pray for him.
”Please remain focused and courageous and do what is right. Not everyone will support you publicly, but we are praying for you so that your tenure will be one of progress and prosperity for the country,” he said.