Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said God’s plan was to turn things around for good and heal Nigeria through the new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said his election was ordained by God for the sole purpose of assisting Buhari to build a nation that would be admired by other nations of the world.
Osinbajo said this on Saturday at a thanksgiving service held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The service was organised for the Vice President, members of his family, friends and political associates to thank God for the success of his inauguration, which was held on Friday.
He said the desire of God was that Nigeria should be governed in accordance with the rule of law and justice.
Osinbajo said, “I thank the great and mighty God who has chosen me at this time by Himself to assist the President of this nation.
“His plan is to make Nigeria a nation that will be admired and respected amongst the nations of the earth.
“This will be done by ensuring that corruption is eradicated and resources meant for all are not cornered by a few, but are used according to law, justice and equity for the benefit of all.
“The Lord wants a nation ruled only in accordance with law and justice, where the guilty are punished and the good is rewarded. This links to President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural speech yesterday (Friday). Surely, you will agree that he emphasised these three clear designs of God.”
In his sermon, Bishop Wale Oke of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries warned Osinbajo not to allow corrupt people around him.
Oke warned that the Vice-President’s career and reputation which had been built over the years could be destroyed within a short period, if he allowed corruption or ungodliness around him.
He said, “If you are corrupt, you cannot be a friend of God. We pray that you will enjoy the manifestation of God all the days of your life.
“When others do not have answer to a situation, God will reveal it to you. He will make you the Joseph of this administration. God will reveal the secret of the problems of Nigeria to you like Joseph and Daniel in the Holy Bible.”
The cleric, however, told Osinbajo that to enjoy the favour of God, he must choose the way of the Biblical Abraham and not that of Eli.
That, he added, is the only way that would make even generations yet unborn celebrate the Vice President.
“The nation has a brilliant hope in the combination of you and Buhari, who is known for his uprightness,” Oke added.
Special prayers were offered for Osinbajo and his family, the church and for the nation during the service attended by a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (retd.); his wife, Victoria; and All Progressives Congress’ leaders.
Osinbajo directed that the offerings received during the thanksgiving service should be taken to the camps of Internally Displaced Persons.