Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari is taking Nigeria out of the wilderness just as Moses took the children of Israel out of Egypt to the Promised Land.
Osinbajo said this at the 56th Independence Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, on Sunday.
The promise of God, he said, included building a new Nigeria where there would be peace from North-East to the Niger Delta, and where there would be jobs for the unemployed.
The Vice-President urged Nigerians to see beyond the current problem instead of asking to ‘return to Egypt.’
He said, “We are on our way out of the wilderness. We should not be like the children of Israel when He took them out of Egypt and after few problems became grumblers-in-chief.
“As children of God, we must declare this nation will prosper, we must be like our father who is the great encourager. Our message to Nigeria is be strong and be of good courage; do not be dismayed, every Nigeria will benefit from the new Nigeria.
“God saw our nation and decided to put this leadership in place, this leadership will take us across the Red Sea to the new Nigeria.”
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in his message said that the leaders needed divine revelation and to receive wisdom from God in order to handle the economy.
He said Nigeria was in recession because the government failed to save during the oil boom.
Ayokunle said, “They were siphoning the resources for their pockets. We got into this also because of our inability to diversify. We killed our agriculture for oil. We are all responsible for the self-imposed trouble. There is hope; help will come from above for Nigeria. There is a way out in the mind of God if we seek Him.”
He said the corrupt individuals who put Nigeria in the current situation would not escape God’s judgment.
“The judgment of God is coming. The corrupt Nigerians that have not been apprehended will not escape the judgment of God,” Osinbajo said.
He urged the government to restore religious studies and discipline in schools.