Nigeria looks to “dawn of a new beginning” – Osinbajo

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Economic Council Retreat

FILE PHOTO: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Economic Council Retreat PHOTO CREDIT: STATE HOUSE PHOTO

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, declared that the country had moved forward as it turned 56 years and would continue to move forward.

He made the declaration in a speech at the service of the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos.

He asked the congregation if they knew that God made a promise to the nation which was that the nation would be great and made the same promise to them as individuals.

According to him, a lot of people are confused and asking if the promise will ever come true.

He said “this country has gone forward and it is going to keep moving forward.”

Mr. Osinbajo recalled that while he was praying recently, the Lord reminded him of something he asked him to do on the eve of the 2015 Presidential election.

He said that God asked him to take the communion because he was crossing over and when he did (take the communion), God took him through the journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.

He said God reminded him of what happened in that journey.

He added that the first thing that happened was that God himself said if he took the children of Israel through the path where the Philistines lived, they would be afraid and would be asked to return to Egypt.

He said that God rather took the people through the Red Sea.

He explained that by the time they were about crossing the sea, there was a fight back from where they were coming from as Pharoah chased them and wanted to bring them back.

He said the incident got Moses confused as he did not know what to do as God never told him there would be a Red Sea, a difficulty, in the journey.

The vice president added that if God was with us, no one would be against us.

“The reason why I, Yemi Osinbajo, without asking for a position, was given the Vice Presidency of this nation is because God’s hand is in this business.

“And so, I am completely confident that despite where we are today, it is the dawn of a new beginning.

“It has begun to show and surely there is a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.”

He noted that “God knows that this country has a plan and purpose in Africa and in the world; the land and purpose will never diminish or be cut short.”

Mr. Osinbajo said that the role of Christians as spiritual people was not to grumble, adding that Christians had been trained to be steadfast in times of difficulty.

He recalled the injunction he gave to the parish in the past about having a role to play in making the country great.

He said the vision of the Church and that of the country were tied together, stressing that every citizen of the country would eat of the good of the nation.

He advised the congregation to always seek righteousness in order to obtain God’s blessings.

He also urged them to be confident in spite of the trial times “as God is going to do incredible things in this country.”

He thanked the leadership of the Church for the excellent way they shepherded the flock, noting that the parish would grow from strength to strength.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a popular gospel artiste, Don Moen, was a guest at the service and he rendered songs of hope and praise for Nigeria and the Almighty.

According to Moen, the challenges in the economy will strengthen the nation.

He said that “unless we go through these challenging times, we won’t be able to appreciate what God will do.”

The vice president also attended the fellowship rally of the House of Freedom Church, TBS, Lagos and spoke on “One Nation, No Shaking.”

He said the country would remain indivisible and would attain greatness with the support of every citizen.



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  • favourtalk

    we shall get there, this country will be better and i believe it

    • objective

      Yes Amen. If we do the right thing as a nation.

    • St

      I believe too but Bros 1Usd = 510 Naira

    • Stanley

      I believe too but bros 1 bag of rice is N25,000, up from N7,500 just few 3 months back.

  • objective

    I say Amen because it is a prayer. I also appreciate the Vice President’s position, and his encouragement of the people with the word of God. To my mind is good, well intended, as well as genuine. He should however not forget that the problem with Nigeria is different from the references he made from the Bible, in the sense that the children of Israel were at the time being liberated from slavery (in the hands of foreign powers), so they were helpless and that brought about divine guidance/intervention, based on ancient promise make to their forefathers.

    In the case of Nigeria however, we obtained independence in 1960 (liberated from foreign powers) and successive leadership have been the enemies of the nation (there is no pharaoh (Egypt) and there is no Israel in the case of Nigeria). The Pharaohs are also Israelite (Nigerians) not Egyptians. Nigeria’s problem is self inflicted through corruption and wastage. We should be repenting not waiting for miracles as a nation. The Vice President should please listen to former Governor Peter Obi’s message at the covenant Christian Centre recently. If all the people in power can adopt the “Obitromics” management system as applied in Anambra State during his tenor as governor, we are not going to be needing the Vice President’s sermon; but we are only going to be praising God for how good he has been to us as a nation.

    Until then, all that we are seeing/ hearing are nothing other than lip service.

    • abodes_124

      Amen I say fervently, because sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an express train bearing down on you but not yet within hearing distance.

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  • Daniel

    I read Osibanjo these days , but I simply shudder in disbelief.

    Is he the brilliant SAN they trumpeted to us?

    Does he think he is speaking to his gullible congregation?

    Motivational speeches do not get a country out of recession.

    Rather imagination does.

    This government is unbelievably incompetent!

    • abodes_124

      The Lord will part the Red Sea miraculously for us and all will be well again.


    Nigeria will rise again…

  • Mamman Bako

    Mr. VP you asked for it by seeking election with PMB. What you got without asking for, is being the running mate of Buhari. Standing for the elections meant you asked to be Vice President. Too much of a constitutional lawyer and law professor.

  • abodes_124

    It shall be well. The World bank has postponed decision on Nigeria’s application for a loan to fund its budget to 2017 as they are ‘unclear as to the governments macroeconomic direction’. There you have it now from the head of the economic team. The direction is to the Promised Land. If that does not confuse them more at the world bank nothing will.

  • Stanley

    The Journey out of Egypt to the promised land though was difficult but God cushioned the journey with manners that fell from heaven. While we wait for the promised Land (Agric farms diversification and whatever) let Osibanjo allow rice into the country to cushion hunger.

  • ayobamiba

    Osibanjo is a Yoruba man,yorubats are born liars.No generation or people have capacities to lie like Yoruba people, lying is in the blood of every Yoruba .started from their evil progenitor Odu ,who lied and deceived his bewitched children that he fell down from the sky.if osibanjo is not a Yoruba man, he wouldnt be so shameless to the point of lying on air even when he is even calling himself a pastor, and using Gods holy name in vain.only a soulless character typically of Yoruba stock, can look at Nigeria of today and heartlessly declare that Nigeria is moving forward into positivity. Shame on this Judas race. Yoruba was given opportunity to run Nigeria by buharis divide and rule antics,what Nigeria got in return is double recession and bankruptcy. May God have mercy on this nation.