Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has asked citizens to adopt the three strategies of praise, prayers and faith in God in order to resolve the many challenges facing the country.
Speaking through his former aide, Doyin Okupe, at a church programme held at the Molete Baptist Church, Ibadan, Oyo state, Obasanjo noted that praising God, prayers and faith in Him are the three factors that could heal Nigeria, reshuffle and make it prosperous.
Daily Sun reports that the event was organised by the Gospel Musicians Association of Nigeria (GOMAN) under the leadership of Evangelist Funmi Aragbaye.
“With praise, prayer and faith, God will surely heal our land, reshuffle it and prosper this nation,” he said while disclosing that he loves praising God. The former president urged Nigerians to draw lessons from the life of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, as stated in the religious books of the Christians, who went into battle using singers in front of his soldiers.
Obasanjo charged leaders and followers in Nigeria not to joke with faith in God, who has been so merciful to the country. “I believe in the sovereignty of God and helplessness or lack of capacity of man to gratify the enormity of His grace and mercy over us.
“For everything that God brings to us, 90% of it, we are not even aware of. But the only thing we can give back to Him is praise. That is all He demands and desires from us,” he said.