When you hear people saying that Nigerians are the most religious people on earth it is no lie as this was shown at the just concluded, well organized and highly rated gospel concert put together by Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), at ThisDay Dome, on 25th March, 2012, Abuja
The event which witnessed enormous crowed was filled to its capacity. Though people would have considered the security challenges but the men on guard did their best to control the crowd.
A group known as Avalanche thrilled the guest with popular tunes to the admiration of the invited quests, veteran gospel singer, Don Moen and his entourage were also on hand to thrill the audience.
When it was time for him to take the centre stage, it was praises and dances all the way as he rendered songs from his musical archive especially the popular tune ‘God Will Make A Way’.
In an interview, Don Moen emphasized the need for people to see Nigeria as the best country in the world as it has lots of potential that when harnessed will make her the greatest country in the world.
“It is an honour to be part of COZA. As far as I’m concerned, Nigeria has got so much potential, if you look at the audience it can change the nation and that is my prayer. We have got thousands of people praying for us tonight, and people praying for Nigeria, that got will raise up this nation as a leader economically, culturally, musically, and educationally. There is more about Nigeria than people realize. So I am going to do my path to sing the praises of Nigeria and the lord. Talk to people about Nigeria, about Abuja and about COZA. I am just knock-out by the talent of the church, and I say to myself what do they need this Don Moem for to sing this soft song…the people are so talented. So we give thanks to the lord and hope that he will change the nation with people like this.”
The pastor Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, stated that the objective of the concert is to reunite the nation and bring back its lost glory and create a platform where youth can freely interact to change this country.
‘I noticed that wherever there is music there is peace…and I believed that Nigeria is a peaceful country and we are peace-loving people. I believe that when we give thanks for the state of the nation, there will be a multiplication. It is not a COZA thing; it is a national thing that is why you could see several people from every part of the country queued up here to give thanks to God. If you look at the United Nations (UN) data about Nigeria, we have 150 million people. And the data says that 85 per cent of Nigerians are under 35, that we have a lot of young people here is just that this is a young nation. And it just happens that a lot of people despise youths around this region. But I want you to know that anybody that pays attention to young people is actually preparing the future. So we are actually reaching out to the future. Some have already made up their mind where they want to go. We want to reach out to those young people to give this nation hope. It is going to be a quarterly event because we want to be consistent."
The event went all through the evening as people from far and near were spiritually blessed.