BY RAPHAEL ONYEKACHUKWU, OWERRI – The Wife of Nigeria’s Acting President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, has stressed the need for Nigerians to show love to one another now more than ever in the overall interest and survival of the country.
Mrs. Osinbajo spoke in Owerri, Imo State, at the weekend during the official commissioning of a Non-Governmental Organization, ‘Elfreeda Foundation’ founded by Mrs. Uloma Nwosu, daughter of Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
She said: “Our nation needs love now more than anything else. I encourage the people of Imo to show example of this love which I see in them to the rest of the country. This is not my first time in Imo State and each time I come I see peace everywhere. This state is like a house full of many people and I say to this house, peace be upon it.
“Love never fails, I have a request that is deeply rooted in the bible, love your neighbour as you love yourself. It is a selfish request because it entails loving everybody irrespective of religion or tribe. And this is what Nigerians should be doing now”, Mrs. Osinbajo said.
While congratulating the foundation, Mrs. Osinbajo said “it is a great joy to be in this beautiful hall and all the great talents that are here. I could only imagine that El-Freeda Foundation was a dream, but now, it has become a reality. The hand of the Lord is very strong to make dreams come true.
“I am not surprised what I see today about El-Freeda Foundation and all I can whisper is I’m so proud of you my junior Sister and daughter, Uloma”, she said.
Governor Rochas Okorocha in his speech at the event said the nation is marching towards achieving greatness, with all the challenges confronting her and described the wife of the Acting President, Mrs. Osinbajo, as a mother whose love knows no bound, irrespective of class, religion or tribe.
“Just recently, the First Ladies of Nigeria were gathered in Imo State, including the First Lady of Nigeria, Hajiya Aisha Buhari to attend my wife’s August Meeting. Today again, the wife of the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, is here, we are really grateful,” the governor said.