The wife of a late former military head of state, General Sani Abacha, Maryam Abacha, on Saturday, April 2, said that she has forgiven everyone who hurt her family.
Maryam, according to a statement issued by the former first family, said this during her 75th birthday celebration, The Sun reports.
The former first lady said she can now forgive and let go of the pain because God has purified her heart and as such, she is ready to face death anytime it comes, Nigerian Tribune added.
Her words: “I want to use this opportunity to inform all those who are here and those who are not that we remain grateful to Almighty Allah for whatever happened to us whether good or bad. I also want everyone to know that I have forgiven those who offended us and at the same time I want those we offended to forgive us because God Has purified my heart and I am still alive and grateful to Almighty Allah for that. I can die now or tomorrow, I am thankful to Allah for all my life.
‘To all those who offended us, I am using this opportunity to say that I have forgiven them all. I hope we shall forgive each other and God will forgive us all,’ she said.
She also used the occasion to pray for peace and unity in the country. She also prayed for economic growth and development in the country while lamenting the security challenges bedevilling the country.
She called on leaders and other citizens to fear God in all their dealings. ‘If everyone will contribute his quota and be a good citizen, Nigeria will be a great and prosperous country. May the Almighty Allah bless Nigeria and all Nigerians, Amen,’ the statement read.