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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday, said despite Nigeria’s troubled past and present, its future holds more peace and glory.
“The future of Nigeria will be far more glorious, more peaceful than her past, and so it shall be for you too. Every year will be happier for you, more glorious, more prosperous and more peaceful, in Jesus’ name,” Osinbajo said in his address at the interdenominational church service to mark the 62nd independence day anniversary at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.
According to the Vice President, “we stand at the gates of a new nation. And we see its lights shining bright. The nation of God’s promises. A nation of opportunities, of equity and justice, a secure and prosperous nation, a nation of laws and righteousness.
“Even if what we see today seems bleak, and dark, we are confident that God who owns the heavens and the earth will fulfill His promises concerning this nation.”
Citing a portion of scripture, Deuteronomy 33.25(b) which says “as your days, so shall your strength be,” Osinbajo noted that “For the average person, as you grow older you become slower and less fruitful and even barren.
“But the Word of God to Nigeria today is that it shall not be so with you. Even as you grow in age, you will be more fruitful. You will not be weaker with age. And for every Nigerian, you will be more fruitful as you grow in age, and you will be stronger day by day in Jesus’ name. ”
The Vice President added that even though what most Nigerians see today seems bleak, and dark, they should be confident that God who owns the heavens and the earth will fulfill His promises concerning the nation.
“Indeed, He says in Joshua 21:45: ‘not a word failed, of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.’
“And we pronounce concerning this nation, that not a word will fail regarding any good thing which the Lord had spoken to Nigeria. All will come to pass in Jesus’ name,” he prayed.
He also congratulated the new President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Daniel Okoh, and all the new members of the Executive of CAN saying “I pray that your tenure will bring blessings, light and encouragement to our nation in Jesus’ name.”