August 16, 2022

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Nigeria on course for new beginning – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says it is in the nature of God to create new beginnings as Nigeria is on course for one, regardless of all doubts.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the vice president said this during the ongoing virtual 25th Annual Convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) – The Americas.

The theme of the convention is, “New Beginning.”

Osinbajo, who is also a pastor in RCCG, cited the Biblical story of Nathaniel who doubted whether any good thing could come out of Nazareth.

He declared with optimism that despite doubts if anything good would come out of Nigeria, the country would experience a new beginning.

“Today, many men are saying the same about our nation Nigeria, even men of God, but this is the textbook case of how God works, He is set to give Nigeria a new beginning.

“In the midst of current travails, the God of new beginnings is about to change our story. He is about to do something new.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

“God did not create us to be independent of Him, He did not endow us with the strength to succeed without Him; the God of new beginnings did not create us to be self-sufficient; we need Him,” he said.

The vice president spoke at a session of the convention featuring the General Overseer of the Church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, his wife, Pastor Folu, the Continental Overseer of the Church in the American Continent, Pastor James Fadel.

The convention also featured other guest speakers drawn from around the world.

The convention of the RCCG in the US is reported to be the largest gathering of Nigerians anywhere in the US, Canada, and Southern and Central America.