Former president Olusegun has urged Nigerians to turn to God and cry the nation challenges to the almighty, especially regarding the security crisis bedevilling the country.
Obasanjo said this during the 16th edition of Prayer Breakfast held virtually and organised in his honour by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State chapter, in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Saturday.
According to the former president, the challenges confronting Nigeria are beyond what the citizens and leaders could handle.
He, however, noted that the challenges are not too difficult for God and emphasised the need for Nigerians to resort to prayers in solving the country’s problems.
He said: “The situation in our country calls for all of us to cry out loudly to God in prayers and supplications.
“We seem to have been overwhelmed and unsure of how to handle the crisis in our land. But nothing is too difficult for God to do. That is why we are here. We have some challenges. These are beyond what we can handle. We have to cry out to God to help us.
“Our land needs to be healed. We have been overwhelmed, those in government, executive, legislators, public servant, civil servant, private sector, we are overwhelmed.
“God cannot be overwhelmed. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, I believe God will heal our land that is the reason we are here.”
Obasanjo also disclosed that he recently paid condolence visits to bereaved families in the country.
“In the last two weeks, there have been reports of troubles and tribulations by people badly affected by insecurity; kidnapped relations, killed loved ones, and their inability to make both ends meet financially and economically,” he said.
“To some, I was able to give words of comfort, to some others, I was able to give a helping hand. I was able to pay physical visits to some to console them.