Connect with us

Featured

Nigeria @ 60: FG Commends CAN’s Roles In Nation Building

Published

on

‘We Will Take More Nigerians Out Of Poverty’, Says Osinbajo@thegleamer.com

Justina Akanbi

The Federal Government on Sunday in Abuja commended the roles played by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), toward the spiritual and physical development of the country.

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo gave the commendation at an Inter-denominational Thanksgiving Service to mark Nigeria’s 60 years of Independence.

 

Represented by Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Osinbajo expressed delight over the choice of the 60th-anniversary theme.

 

“I am deeply delighted to speak to you at this inter-denominational service commemorating Nigeria at 60th independence anniversary.

“The theme of today’s message “Together, come let us rebuild”, resonates with the theme of Nigeria’s 60th independence anniversary.

 

“It should serve as a clarion call to all Christians in Nigeria to be prepared to contribute their quota to national development,” he said.

The Vice President said that Nigeria needed its citizens to love her and help to rebuild the cracks on its walls.

 

“As aptly stated in today’ sermon, the story of Nehemiah and his role in rebuilding the broken walls of Jerusalem should be a challenge to every Christian who is desirous of following the path of the Christian way of life,” he said.

He tasked Nigerians to emulate Nehemiah’s attitude towards his country, adding that Nehemiah’s services should serve as a metaphor for Nigerians resident in the country or outside of it.

 

“Let us cry to God to give us the wisdom to use the abundant opportunities in the country to address the challenges of nation-building.

 

“Fortunately for us in Nigeria, our walls are not yet broken, but they have cracks and that could lead to break, if not properly addressed.

“Nehemiah first started fervently with prayers, seeking the face of God and pleading with his kings to allow him go to Jerusalem to help his people rebuild the broken walls of Jerusalem, the city of David,” Osinbajo said.

 

He explained the significance of the walls around the city, saying that they signified security, prosperity, peace, and contentment, and also signified the essence of a nation-state.

 

He also said that the rebuilding of Jerusalem represented the peoples’ renewal of faith to overcome national challenges.

Osinbajo charged Nigerians to see the need for Nehemiah in Nigeria as a nation with a burning desire to build the nation’s broken walls, in spite of oppositions.

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Featured

FIBA, Kida Threatens Nigeria with Basketball Ban

Published

on


… wants to force Nigeria into participation

World basketball body, FIBA has issued Nigeria an ultimatum to suspend its International withdrawal or risk getting additional years of wilderness.

Engr. Musa Kida is in the circle of events as a recipient, as the country sits out of international basketball as put out by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The Government had called for Nigeria’s withdrawal as a result of in-fightings amongst stakeholders, lack of a functional league and a stall in the growth of the game at home. It said this measure will allow the country take a deep breathe, reconcile grey areas, re-strategize and get better as a basketball nation, instead of the cosmetic outward appearance of beauty but inner state of rancour and disunity.

In reaction, sources postulated “Nigeria is a sovereign nation and will not be blackmailed carelessly. Nigeria bigger than kidda and his cohorts”.

“Moreso, it’s understood that FIBA allegedly wrote Kida alone. The body has not written the Federal Government.

The Ministry has received no communication to that effect. Kida is not the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Continue Reading

Trending

error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)