Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says problems plaguing Nigeria are
"merely bread" for the President Muhammadu Buhari regime, urging
Nigerians to have a similar optimistic viewpoint.
Osinbajo pointed out that deep-seated problems like corruption, ethnic
and religious strife were 'merely bread'.
The country's vice-president stated this at the Independence Day
Interdenominational Service held at the National Christian Centre
ahead of Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary.
Osinbajo declared: “God Almighty has taken away the protection of the
enemies of this nation. He has taken away their powers, the noise we
hear, the turbulence we experience, are the last gasps of a defeated
"The day of freedom is at the door. As with Abraham, we in the words
of Hebrews 11:10 wait for the new Nigeria, which has foundations,
whose builder and maker is God.”
“God has promised us a new Nigeria, a peaceful Nigeria, a prosperous
Nigeria, a Nigeria where justice and equity shall prevail, a united
Nigeria, where the different tribes and tongues are not wedges of
separation, but the joyful textures of our togetherness. God is ready
to fulfil His promise.
“We stand outside the new city, the Promised Land, the new Nigeria;
like the spies sent by Moses to spy out the Promised Land, some are
saying, 'Ha! It is impossible, Nigeria cannot change, the ethnic and
religious divisions are too deep, corruption cannot end, politicians
are too selfish and mischievous'.
“Yet, like Caleb and Joshua, we declare that these problems are merely
bread for us. We will enter the Promised Land. The new Nigeria is
here, and each and every one of us, our families, our friends, all of
us, will eat the pleasant fruits of this land."