As part of activities marking Nigeria’s 58th Independence celebration, Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday prayed for Nigeria and has called for God’s blessings for the nation and its citizens.
Osinbajo discharged the blessings at an Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The vice president, who is also a pastor, said that God deserved praises for preserving Nigerians to witness another anniversary of their great nation.
“This anniversary is an opportunity to bless our nation; it is an opportunity to declare some blessings upon our nation and upon the people of our nation, of all gathered here and everyone.
“Nigeria, this 58 years of your independence will mark a great new beginning of peace, of prosperity, of abundance.’’
Citing Psalm 75 Vs 6 to 7, Osinbajo said that Nigeria would be exalted. He uttered “Nigeria, you will be exalted; you will excel; you will rise beyond imaginations.”
“You will be a pride to Africa and the world; in the mighty name of Jesus; this is the season for your exaltation, Nigeria.
“This is the season of your renewal; the season of your restoration; all that you have lost will be restored; where you have failed, you will succeed in the mighty name of Jesus,’’ Osinbajo prayed.
Earlier in a sermon titled: “Harnessing Our Diversity for National Development’’, Pastor William Kumuyi, the General Superintendent, Deeper Life Bible Church, Worldwide, cautioned Nigerians against carrying an air of superiority toward one another.
Kumuyi expressed regret that Nigeria had not been able to achieve its full potential in spite of enormous human and material resources.
Likening Nigeria to the Biblical Corinth, he said that it had not achieved greatness because of selfishness, contentions and divisive tendencies.