Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Nigerians to be patient, adding that the financial hardship facing the nation will not last.

The former president of Nigeria said this while speaking at the the 52nd Annual Service of Songs of the 1st ECWA Church, Ilorin, Kwara state.

Nigeria’s news blog Punch quoted Obasanjo as saying: “This current hard time will not last. The economy is not booming. Everyone is feeling the heat but people should be patient. The small and large scale business owners are all feeling it. It is normal for people to experience hardship as a result of the current economic challenges. People should be patient; it will not last.”