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President Bola Tinubu has urged Nigerians to join hands to fix the country and have a change of mindset towards money.

Tinubu said this on Monday when he received a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) headed by its president Archbishop Daniel Okoh at the State House in Abuja.

Speaking during the visit, Tinubu stressed the role of faith leaders in promoting unity and peace.

“We have no other country but Nigeria. If you do not preach understanding, tolerance, perseverance and hope, you damage the country and nobody will help repair it,” Tinubu told the CAN officials.

He called on CAN to “admonish Nigerians to have a change of mindset and not make money our god or master.”

Tinubu vowed to continue addressing corruption and other vices, describing it as a “sacred duty to ensure the country is set right for the prosperity of all.”

He assured the CAN delegation that his administration will be fair to all Nigerians, urging them to continue with their prayers and support.

“I am here today because of your prayers and the will of God Almighty. What I have challenged myself to do each day is to be fair to all Nigerians. I have had a number of criticisms, including the rationale behind the size of my cabinet. If you want efficient, mobile and resourceful people, we have to give people a load they can carry,” the President explained.

The CAN president in response urged Tinubu not to relent in providing good governance by ensuring security, inclusivity and peaceful co-existence.

“You have extended a hand of fellowship to us, and we embrace you and your family with the love of Christ and promise to partner with you in nation-building, for the task is quite daunting,” Okoh told Tinubu.

He expressed confidence that the president has the “sagacity to give leadership in battling our challenges and in turning around the fortunes of our nation, Nigeria, within a short time.”

The CAN leader described Tinubu as a “listening leader” and pledged that the Christian body will remain non-partisan while partnering with the government at all levels, adding “You will not stumble, and you will not fall.”

Okoh said, “CAN has maintained an active presence at all levels from the national to the grassroots, and we have remained non-partisan. You will always find our association as a ready and willing partner in nation-building.”

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