Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says despite the current security and economic challenges confronting Nigeria, the collective vision of a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria where righteousness abounds abides.
According to him, the country’s current trials cannot draw the curtains on its story because the vision is for an appointed time.
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Our today is not our tomorrow because the vision is for an appointed time. He said spoke yesterday at the 61st Independence Anniversary Inter-denominational Church Service and the 45th anniversary service of the Christian Association of Nigeria held at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja.
“This country is greater than the sum of its parts and the sum of its mistakes, and because the God we serve is greater than the sum of our collective hopes and imagination, our nation will surmount our current travails and emerge in victory.
(Habakkuk 2:3) “For indeed the vision is yet for an appointed time; though it tarries. But at the end, it will speak, and it will not lie.
We will wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
Osinbajo, who titled his remarks ‘The Vision Undefeated’, said Nigeria had since become the most educated and most entrepreneurial nation in Africa.
“10 of our 36 states have larger economies than at least 15 African countries. From our ranks, we have the most accomplished men and women, in the arts, the sciences, sports, technology, and commerce.
“But today, yet again, our path has been dogged by conflict; religious and ethnic, economic challenges, insurgencies and banditry, much darkness, many valleys, and many thorns. And so many ask, “can the vision of the nation united, the nation peaceful, the nation righteous and the nation prosperous yet abide?”
“But the vision is not destroyed because of the many trials and tribulations, nor is the vision denied by the days when the fig tree does not blossom, or when there is no fruit on the vines; nor is the vision nullified when the labor of the olive fails, neither is the vision defeated because the flock is cut off from the fold, leaving no herd in the stalls.”