First Lady urges Nigerians to embrace love, tolerance

The First Lady of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, has called on Nigerians to heal the nation through love and tolerance

She stated this when she received the leadership of the African Biblical Leadership Initiative (ABLI) at the State House in Abuja on Tuesday.

The ABLI delegation, led by former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, was in her office to brief her on the upcoming 2024 International Conference of ABLI, which Nigeria will host in October.

The conference, with the theme “Value Based Leadership For Africa”, aims to promote biblical values and principles among African leaders and citizens.

Senator Tinubu said the church must focus more on teaching biblical values to the youth, who are the future of the nation.

“Nigeria needs a lot of prayers at this time, especially for the youth. It is very good for us to begin to train the youth and give them a proper mindset,” she said.

“The teachings in our churches should be biblical value based so that we can get a better nation.”

She also urged the ABLI to continue with its various programs that enhance the spirituality and morality of African leaders and nations.

“African nations have a lot in common and we should come together to address some of the issues affecting us,” she said.

General Gowon, who is the patron of ABLI, said the organization seeks to bring about qualitative transformation of African nations through leadership with biblical values.

He said the ABLI is a non-partisan organization that is committed to raising a new generation of highly principled leaders with value for justice, integrity, wisdom and social harmony.

He said the ABLI conference, which started in 2010, is held every two years in different African countries, with the last one held in Rwanda.

He expressed his appreciation to the First Lady for her support and interest in the ABLI conference and its objectives.

The ABLI conference will take place from October 21 to 25, 2024, in Nigeria, with the expected participation of leaders and stakeholders from various sectors and backgrounds across Africa.

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