Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, said Nigeria at the moment, under President Muhammadu Buhari was more divided than ever since its existence.
Ekweremadu stated this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, in a goodwill message to the Super Eagles as they prepare to open their account in Russia.
The PDP Chieftain tasked the Nigerian side for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, to assist in healing what he referred to as the “wounds of division” the country was passing through by putting up brilliant performances at the mundial.
While expressing absolute faith in the Gernot Rohr-tutored team, Ekweremadu said; “Nigeria is more divided today than at any other time in her history. But, for us, football is the tonic that heals old wounds. We need a truly super and brilliant outing by the Super Eagles at the mundial to help reunite a divided nation.
“They have the experience, skill, and the indomitable Nigerian spirit to do the nation and Africa proud. They also have the prayers and goodwill of the over 180 million Nigerian population behind them”, he said.
The Senator, therefore, urged the team to go for goals and the zenith, emphasising that “There is absolutely nothing beyond the Super Eagles at this stage”.
Wishing the Super Eagles the very best, Ekweremadu also enjoined Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for the team.