Don't be tired, Be Patient in Spite of Hard Times’ – Oba of Lagos Begs Nigerians

Lagos monarch, Oba Riliwan Akiolu I, on Saturday urged
Nigerians to be patient in spite of the hard times in the
country, assuring them that all will be well.
“I am confident that the economy of the country, under the
leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, will change
for good because our president is focused,’’ Akiolu told
newsmen in his palace.
The royal father, who spoke during the celebration of the
Isese Festival in Isale Eko area of Lagos Island, said that
the present hardship was a prelude to a better tomorrow.
“Let us cooperate with the government. Do not take laws
into your hands and always inform the security agencies
wherever there are criminal activities,’’ Akiolu said.
He appealed to the Niger Delta Avengers to stop bombing
oil facilities and put their grievances on the table for the
government to address.
“I want to use this medium to appeal to the Niger Delta
Avengers to give peace a chance.
“I agree to some extent with them that certain things have
to be done for them, but they just have to give peace a
chance and things will work for them.
“They should stop and put their grievances on the table
and the government will address it. It is not too late to
mend, “ Akiolu said.
On the festival, Akiolu said it was an inherited custom and
tradition which he does not joke with.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Isese
festival featured diverse cultural activities to enhance
interaction and promote harmony in the state and the
country at large.
Numerous Lagosians joined in the celebration of the
festival, dancing and singing to various deities.

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