The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians of a greater future. This was said at the Sunday evening service of the Nigerian Baptist Convention in-Session taking place at the Baptist International Conference Centre on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway today.
Professor Osinbajo noted that the present predicaments that Nigerians are facing will soon become a time of the past. According to him, “all the challenges that Nigerians are going through will soon give way to a beautiful nation that will lead the continent in all spheres.”
In his congratulatory message to the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and Christian Association of Nigeria, His Eminence, Revd Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, he charged him not to get tired even as he retires from the leadership of the denomination.
He said, “The Lord has always granted greater grace unto people even as they move into new roles in life. The life of Abraham that God granted him another assignment at the age of 99. Since you are far from the age of 99, then you have a lot more to do for God and his kingdom in other capacities.”
Osinbajo extols the tenacity of Revd Dr Ayokunle in moving from one level of his ministerial journey from being a Church Pastor to overseeing a denomination of about 13 million Nigerians.
“From Estate Baptist Church, Oyo, you rose steadily till you became the President of the Convention and the Christian Association of Nigeria. You have garnered valuable experiences that has turned you into a great minister and trusted adviser to many leaders across the globe,” he added.
In his sermon at the programme, the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Revd Dr Supo Ayokunle urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to look into the security architecture of the country as everyone is agitated with the state of the country.
Thereafter, he expounded on the theme of the Convention, “Moving Forward: Finishing the Race with Joy” from the book of Acts 20:24. He encouraged believers to keep their working assiduously on their journey of faith. He said, “The Christian race necessitates believers to continue their journey with fervor.”
Baptist faithful in the programme was full of renewed assurance of a great future for the nation. The programme is expected to come to an end on Thursday when another President would take over from Revd Dr Supo Ayokunle.