The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Chuch of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, on Sunday urged Nigerians to be faithful, diligent and honest in all that they do so as to attract favour from God and man. Osinbajo said at the event, which took place at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, that the country needed faithful men who could be relied on to do a good job of nation building.
“If you are a typist, if you are a receptionist, if you are a security man, be faithful in the little things you are doing. It is that faithfulness, it is that trustworthiness, it is that loyalty towards the things you are doing and to people you are serving that will lift you up.
“That is the change our nation needs. I trust that we, as the children of God, will be not just harbingers of that change, but will be that change. Our country is waiting for us; I trust that we are all going to be that change that the nation needs,” he said.
Also, Governor Akinwummi Ambode of Lagos State said that the theme of the conference was appropriate, especially with the current situation in the country.
“The theme of the conference aptly sums up our expectations and collective desire as individuals; no meaningful progress can be achieved without a purpose driven change in the right direction.
“Our prime focus and concern shall be to serve diligently; as we embark on this journey, no one, irrespective of status, strength, ability or disability would be left behind,” Ambode said.
The governor also prayed that God would grant him wisdom, knowledge and understanding as he governs the state.
“I request of the Lord divine wisdom and knowledge like King Solomon,” he said.
Adeboye prayed that the new leaders would rule Nigeria with the fear of God. He said that those in power should remember that power belongs to God and that at the end of the day they would give account to Him.
“Anyone who wants to ride on the wings of change must be humble, kind, patient so that everything that Nigeria has lost will be fully restored,” Adeboye said.
NAN reported that Osinbajo, Ambode and Adeboye were given Apostles of Change awards by the RCCG Apapa family at the event.