Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos says Nigerians consistently badmouth the country as well as condemn the efforts of the military.
“All we do is criticise. We even criticise the Nigerian Army, that they are not fighting well. We always elevate the bad things about our country,” Mr Sanwo-Olu said.
The governor who was represented by his deputy, Obafemi Hamzat, said this during a dedicated Jumat Service for the year 2022 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration, at the Community Central Mosque, Ikeja.
“How do we justify the death of those people that fought for this country to remain? In memory of the people that have even died, let us even be nice to our country.
“Whether we like it or not, if we do not build it, all of us will suffer. It is as simple as that.
“We should do everything to prevent war. Some people have voluntarily said they will protect all of us with the help of Allah to defend this country. Therefore, we must appreciate them,” the governor added.