Vice President Yemi Osinbajo believes God did not create Nigerians to be self-sufficient in the face of crushing poverty and escalating insecurity.
God “did not make us to be self-sufficient,” he explained.
The vice president added, “He did not endow us with the strength to succeed without him. The God of new beginnings did not create us to be self-sufficient. We need him.”
Mr Osinbajo remarked this during the virtual 25th Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) – The Americas, according to the vice president’s media adviser Laolu Akande.
Mr. Osinbajo, a Redeemed pastor, highlighted Nathaniel’s biblical account, in which he denied that anything good could come from Nazareth.
“Today, many men are saying the same about our nation Nigeria, even men of God. But this is the textbook case of how God works. He is set to give Nigeria a new beginning,” claimed Mr Osinbajo. “In the midst of current travails, the God of new beginnings is about to change our story. He is about to do something new. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”
Mr Osinbajo spoke at a convention session featuring the General Overseer of the Church, Enoch Adeboye, his wife, Folu, and the Continental Overseer of the Church in the American Continent James Fadel.
The convention also featured other guest speakers drawn from around the world.