Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu, the inaugural elected deputy governor of Lagos State, attributed Nigeria’s problems to divine displeasure, falsehood, wickedness towards one another, and corruption.
Ojikutu expressed her belief that God’s anger was directed at Nigeria due to the nation’s inclination to follow falsehood and excessive devotion to deities not aligned with the true God.
In a statement released to journalists in Lagos on Thursday, the former deputy governor also highlighted the issue of Nigerians displaying wickedness towards their fellow citizens.
“We are wicked to one another,” she said.
“People owe you; they have the money, and they refuse to pay. The government owes workers; the government has the money, and it refuses to pay the workers, and they say they should not steal.
“People are using human parts for money rituals to match the status of people who have stolen from the treasury.
“Our priorities are wrong. We have gone to the dog with our morals. We should turn to God sincerely and ask for forgiveness. People should turn to God for mercy, and He will have mercy on Nigeria and give us rulers that will not punish us,” she added.
Ojikutu further said, “The country has been sold,” adding, “What should have been used as a provision for us has been used as a deal.”
She pointed out that the government has enacted laws that criminalize nearly 99 percent of the Nigerian population.
“The only solution Nigerians know now is to break laws because the government makes laws that are impossible not to break.
“When things are difficult for people, they will break the law. So, people look for shortcuts in order to survive, and in the process, they break the law.
“Think about those that bypass electricity meters or those that forge their certificates. If you read the Holy Book and look at what is happening in Nigeria, it shows that God is angry with this country. Everybody must be prayerful because God is angry and giving us a chance to repent, but we are missing that chance every time,” she said
In her condemnation of the increase in petrol pump price, the former deputy governor asserted that the nation’s economy had sufficient resources to be rescued, making the hike unnecessary.
She said, “This hike in petrol pump price should not be; we know where the money is. There is enough money in the hands of a few to rescue this nation. It only needs a courageous, patriotic leader to change the narrative.
“Our commonwealth in the hands of the few can be plowed into the economy to revive it, create jobs, carry out massive reorientation, tackle terrorism with determined security, and make agriculture attractive.”