Founder of One Love Family Satguru Maharaj Ji says Nigeria will witness progress and prosperity in 2021 after the challenges of 2020.
The cleric spoke on Thursday at a news conference marking his 73rd birthday and 41st anniversary of the Maharaji Village in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
He said: “The constituted authorities have learnt their lessons on the #EndSARS protest, which later turned violent, as well as other problems of 2020.
“I believe there will be changes in 2021 and it will be a better year for Nigerians.
“Nigerians should believe and relate with one another with love and live in harmony; that is what we are going to witness in 2021.”
Maharaji, however, urged the Federal Government to set up a price control board to regulate prices of essential commodities to make them affordable to the people.
He called for the establishment of a marketing board that would buy agricultural produce directly from farmers for proper storage and sales to the public.
He urged the government to place total ban on cigarette consumption in the country, while also calling for the imposition of high tax on imported furniture and other luxury goods.
On the politics of 2023, he said: “I am not advocating that a particular ethnic group must produce the president in 2023, but I believe that we should have a president that loves and cares for the citizens.
“The unwritten agreement whereby the north rules for eight years and the baton is passed to the south; should be sustained for now as a matter of necessity.”