Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is of the opinion that despite the challenges the country is currently facing, Nigerians should not lose hope as it remains a nation with great promises and a bright future.
The VP’s opinion was contained in a statement on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande.
Prof. Osinbajo, who had on different occasions affirmed his faith and firm belief in the country’s great future and immense potential of its people, is said to have declared this on Saturday in Jos, Plateau State, where he was a special guest at the Annual Thanksgiving Service of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) chapter in the State.
He urged Nigerians to speak positively about the country to stir up faith among citizens of its future.
The VP affirmed that he “is completely convinced that the future of our nation is very bright indeed.”
“This is a nation that God’s hand is laid upon… a nation with many great promises. We have so many expectations from God as He leads us by His Spirit,” he stated.
The VP further noted that despite the complexities of some national issues, “our God is the God of complex situations. He steps in when things get really complicated, He is not a man whose options are limited, He has no limits, no boundaries, no quotas, He is God; which is why from the very beginning of creation, He demonstrated that He is a God of the most complex and difficult situations.”
Giving an example with the story of creation in the Book of Genesis, the VP said, “Even at creation, there was confusion; the earth was without form, it was bleak, dark and void, there seemed to be hopelessness and despair. But in all the confusion, the same verse says that God was right there, the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
He noted that what happened next was that God spoke and transformed the situation.