Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says the current challenges the nation is facing would soon be a thing of the past.
He therefore called on citizens to be courageous as the government does its best to fix the economy.
Professor Osinbajo stated this on Sunday at the National Christian Centre Abuja, venue of an interdenominational church service, which marked the commencement of activities for Nigeria’s 56th independence anniversary.
The Vice President, who likened Nigeria’s situation to that of the Israelites in the Bible, assured the nation that the President Muammadu Buhari led administration will lead the country to greater heights.
He then called on Nigerians to be grateful to God for the kind of leadership he has blessed the country with, instead of grumbling.
“Do not be dismayed, for God is faithful and He will fulfil all that He has promised. We are on our way out of the wilderness to the land flowing with milk and honey. As Christians, we have a duty to bring to pass, the will of God for our nation. We must remember how children of god like ourselves, the Israelites, whom after God has taken out of Egypt and was taking them to the promised land, began to grumble ad complain as soon as they encountered their first few problems. We shouldn’t do same but be prayerful for our leaders and nation,” he advised.
Delivering the sermon at the service, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, Reverend Samson Ayokunle said the lack of plan for the future by previous Nigerian leaders plunged the country into recession.
He also expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome its present challenges, as he urged the government not to relent in its current efforts towards revamping the economy.
“As a servant of God, I believe that as we trust God for wisdom, to handle the present challenges, help will come for Nigeria from above and our economy and society shall again flourish into radiant light,” the Cleric said.
The service was attended by some current and past top government functionaries, featured songs of praise, as well as prayers for the President, the Vice President and the peace and development of the nation.