The federal government of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to be steadfast and believe that victory is certain for the country, despite the challenges it is facing currently.
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo made the appeal on during the 2019 presidential inauguration service at the national Christian centre in Abuja.
The service was themed: “setting the nation on higher levels of peace and development in the fear of god.”
Osinbajo urged the citizens to rise and take their rightful place as lights of the world so that those in darkness would see their light.
Quoting the VP:
“You and I, as Christians, are called the salt of the earth. This is because our lives enhance and give meaning to this existence we call life.
“We are the salt of the earth because Jesus called us by that name. And the implication was that we are to bring joy to people,” he said.
He reassured Nigerians that the future of the nation was bright. Even more, he stressed that the scripture says that the path of the righteous is like a shining light that shines bright and bright unto perfect days.
The vice president pointed out that though the nation might be clouded with darkness, confusion and different challenges; in the end, it shall be great again.
Osinbajo urged Nigerians to rise above ethnicity and religious sentiments. Consequently, he called them to see one another as one and to be confident in the promise of God upon the nation.
In addition, former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, prayed for a peaceful Nigeria. Then, he called on everybody to work towards a more prosperous and united country.