Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President, has expressed confident that Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and other problems confronting it.
Obasanjo said although calls for the break-up of the country may be loud, it will never be heard and would become a thing of the past.
The former president made the remarks on Wednesday at an event in Ogun State also attended by governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun and his Oyo counterpart, Seyi Makinde.
The governors also called for peace, unity, and end to violence in the country.
“My two brothers talked about the situation we are in,” he said while referring to the two governors who spoke earlier.
“You know, I am an incurable optimist about a number of things, but particularly about Nigeria,” Obasanjo added.
Speaking in Yoruba language, the elder statesman gave a parable that implied that while the present situation may be tough, the country will surely overcome.
The event was the 108th annual convention of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC), which held at the church’s international conference centre along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
It was also used as a valedictory and commendation service for Reverend Samson Ayokunle, the retiring president of the church and President of Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN).
Obasanjo, who is a member of the Baptist Church, commended Ayokunle for serving meritoriously in his capacity as the leader of the church.
Other dignitaries who attended the event included: top clergymen, traditional rulers, and political officeholders.