Former Vice President and Presidential Aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Friday said Nigeria will attain greatness only when government honors its promises to the people.
The former vice president, in his Sallah message to Nigerians released by his Media Office, said that a leader who has a track record of reneging on every promise made cannot be trusted to drive the process of change the nation desperately yearns for.
He said as a society, Nigeria must place premium on trust, be vigilant and thorough in the decisions we make and enter into agreement with people with proven character and credibility.
The presidential aspirant noted that strict adherence to the procedure of due diligence before entering into contractual agreements is an imperative for the evolution of a progressive individual or society, stressing that trust is the foundation of the relationship between man and God.
He explained that the two principal religions in Nigeria – Islam and Christianity – place premium on the need for people to fulfill the terms of agreements, saying “I rejoice with fellow Muslims across the country on the celebration of the Eid-el-kabir festival. The significance of the celebration today is not in the blood or the flesh of the rams that are slaughtered”.
He further said that “the message is for people to be honour bound to respect the terms of the promises made to other entities. As a society, we must place a premium on trust.
“Our greatness as a country is attainable only when government honours its promises to the people. A leader who has a track record of reneging on every promise he makes cannot drive the process of change we desperately yearn for.
“As a people too, we must be vigilant and thorough about the decisions that we take in conjunction with others. It is our responsibility to ensure that we enter into agreements with people of proven character and credibility”.