Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is gradually taking Nigeria out of the wilderness just as Moses took the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land.
Osinbajo made this statement on Sunday at the 56th Independence Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
According to the VP, the promise of God, 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.
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 Nigerian 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.”
Speaking earlier, President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Samson Ayokunle, in his message said that the leaders needed divine revelation and wisdom from God in order to handle the economy.
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.
“The judgment of God is coming. The corrupt Nigerians that have not been apprehended will not escape the judgment of God.”
Osinbajo had recently stated that ordinary Nigerians were not among those who wanted corruption to thrive.