The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has charged Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State to use their new offices to change the bad story about Nigeria.
He spoke just as Osinbajo and Ambode assured Nigerians that God would make peace to reign in the country with the advent of the new administration.
The trio spoke at the Seventh Edition of the Excel Programme of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, organised by Apapa Family of the church at the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Lagos, with the theme; “Riding on the Wings of Change.”
In his sermon, Pastor Adeboye urged political office holders to use their position to change the story of Nigeria, just as he assured that Nigeria will continue to march forward with the present crop of leaders.
According to him, “Change has two wings, power and glory and the two will dwell in you if you are connected to Christ. Colossians 1:27 says Jesus is the King of Glory.”
Osinbajo noted that the dearth of faithful, diligent men and women was another challenge confronting the country inspite of the country’s huge population.
The vice president, who backed up his address with various Bible passages on how diligence and faithfulness can lift a man, said the nation needs faithful men and women who can be trusted to do the right things and can also be honest and diligent.
“There are many people who are bright and intelligent but what we lack are faithful men and women. Men and women who can be trusted to do the right things, who can be honest, diligent and who can do what needs to be done”.
Osinbajo said that when citizens of the country change their attitude and become faithful, the country would achieve great things.
Earlier, Ambode who also touched on the need to be diligent, reaffirmed his determination and commitment to serve the people diligently irrespective of his or her status, sex, religion or tribe in the course of governing the state.
Osinbajo and Ambode were earlier presented with awards of “Apostle of Change.” While the vice president was awarded in recognition of his outstanding transformational leadership to the nation, Ambode was awarded in recognition of his dedication to public service and continuous service to Lagos State.
Dignitaries present at the event included the wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, and clergymen from different religious denominations.