Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday advised Nigerians not to lose hope in God. Obasanajo gave the advice in Kaduna when he paid a condolence visit to Governor Mukhtar Yero and members of the State  Council of Chiefs over the demise of former Governor Patrick Yakowa.

He described Yakowa’s death as sudden, adding that the late governor was a “bridge builder” who struggled to secure and develop the state during his tenure. Obasanjo said Nigerians must not feel dissolute, but rather trust and appreciate God at all times.

?We must not mourn or lose hope like unbelievers because we believe in the ultimate goodness of God,?? he said and congratulated the new governor, urging him to continue with the good work of his predecessor.

The former president commended traditional, religious and other political leaders in the state for the smooth and peaceful transmission of power to Yero.

Responding, Vice-President Namadi Sambo expressed appreciation to Obasanjo for the visit. Sambo said the demise was a great loss not only to the family, but to the entire country. He urged traditional leaders and the entire people of the state to support the new governor, in order to continue with the legacies of Yakowa.

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