Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attributes being the vice president of Nigeria to God’s intervention


- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attributes being the vice president of Nigeria to God’s intervention
– Osinbajo says Nigeria has gone forward as it turned 56 years and would continue to move forward
– The vice president likens the situation thecountry is presently in to biblical times when the nation of Israel was coming out of Egypt Osinbajo says the role of Christians as spiritual people was not to grumble.Yemi Osinbajo says he never lobbied anybody before he became the vice president of Nigeria.Osinbajo speaking at a service of the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos on Sunday, October 2,attributed he becoming the vice president of Nigeria to God’s intervention.
READ ALSO:Jeremiah Useni advocates for severe punishment for lootersThe News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice president also said Nigeria hasgone forward as it turned 56 years and would continue to move forward.Speaking on the backdrop of challenges facing the nation, the vice president likened the situation the country is presently in to biblical times when the nation of Israel werecoming out of Egypt.Osinbajo recalled that while he was praying recently, the Lord reminded him of something he asked him to do on the eve ofthe 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), Godtook him through the journey from Egypt to the Promised Land.Recalling the Israelites journey from Egypt to the promise land, he said 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.
The vice president explained that God took the people through the Red Sea because of their fears.Continuing his biblical allusion, Osinbajo said by the time the Israelites were about crossing the sea, there was a fight back from where they were coming from as Pharaoh chased them and wanted to bring them back.He said the incident got Moses confused ashe 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.
READ ALSO:Governor Masari tells Igbos in the north to drop BiafraHe said:“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.” Henoted that “God knows that this country hasa plan and purpose in Africa and in the world; the land and purpose will never diminish or be cut short.”Osinbajo urged Christians to be steadfast intimes of difficulty, he said the role of Christians as spiritual people was not to grumble.He told the parish that they had a role to play in making the country great.Meanwhile, the threat by President Muhammadu Buhari to deal with Niger Delta militants blowing up oil and gas installations has attractedcriticism from some leaders from the Niger Delta region.The president made the threat during his Independence Day speech on Saturday, October 1, where he said his administration will not allow mindless groups to hold the country to ransom.Buhari also said no group can unlawfully challenge the authority of the federal government and succeed.However, the president’s Independence Dayspeech has attracted criticism from across states in the south-south region.
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