Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday stressed the need for the country to be rightly positioned to ensure rapid economic growth development of the country. Speaking at the Independence Inter-denominational Church Service, held at the Deeper Life Bible Church headquarters located in Gbagada area of the state, Osinbajo said the nation has come of age at 58 , saying everyone must refuse corruption which has eaten deep into the fabrics of the nation. The vice president, who spoke on the topic: “Coming of Age,” said the nation had come of age at 58 and that there were certain offensive things which all must refuse, one of which he said, must be corruption.
He said Nigerians must refuse corruption and obey God in all ramification and reject tribalism and ethnicity for the nation to move forward, adding that everyone must stay away from evil.
“We should reject evil and hate what God hates. As we reject that, we will pass through the Red Sea. God is concerned about obedience of all those called by His name. We should turn from our wicked ways. Our nation has come of age; the destiny of our nation lies in our hands. God has redesigned the redemption of this nation around his saints,” he said. Also speaking, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode urged religious leaders to see the period as a time to continue to preach the message of hope, peace, unity, integrity and religious tolerance and intensify prayers for God’s intervention and restoration of hope in the future of Nigeria.
He said he was optimistic that the best of Nigeria and the State was yet to come, urging Nigerians to continue to pray, hope and work for a better future for all. “My brothers and sisters in the Lord, at this auspicious period in the history of our nation, the Church and indeed everyone who believes in the efficacy of prayer have a responsibility and patriotic duty to pray for the well-being and progress of our nation. I believe strongly that the best of our nation and our State is yet to come. Let us continue to pray, hope and work for a better future,” he said. In his messaged, titled: “Becoming a Man God uses Beyond his Generation,” General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi said to be used of God for His higher purpose, everyone must be get the Saviour’s pardon, have strong persuasion, sound principles, strategic programmes, selfless perspectives, scriptural perception and sterling paradoxes.’’