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VP Osinbajo urges Nigerian elite to unite for positive change

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo urges Nigerian elite to unite for positive change. Thursday, 19 January 2023.

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has called on the country’s religious, political and business leaders to come together and work towards a better future for the country.

In separate meetings held at the Presidential Villa, Osinbajo spoke with the new Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, the Most Revd. Michael Akinwale, and the leadership of the Northern Reawakening Forum, led by Hon. Mohammed Kumalia.

Osinbajo emphasized that the elite in Nigeria have the same hopes and aspirations, and that it is their actions that will make a difference in the lives of the rest of the nation.

He also acknowledged the role of religion in addressing the problems of society, saying that the faith itself must respond to the issues facing the country.

The Vice President thanked the Methodist Church for their prayers for peaceful coexistence in Nigeria, noting that the country is upheld by prayers.

He also prayed for the Archbishop’s tenure to be of tremendous benefit to the people of Abuja and the country at large.

In his meeting with the leadership of the Northern Reawakening Forum, Osinbajo affirmed his belief in the development of Northern Nigeria as central to the development of the country as a whole.

He also emphasized the need for like-minded individuals across regions and states to come together to work towards a better future for Nigeria.

The leadership of the Northern Reawakening Forum also emphasized their support for the government and their commitment to continue praying for peace in the nation.

Overall, the meetings focused on the importance of unity and cooperation among Nigeria’s leaders in order to create a better future for the country.

In a series of meetings held today at the Presidential Villa, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stressed the importance of unity among Nigeria’s elite in order to bring about positive change in the country.

In meetings with the new Methodist Archbishop of Abuja, the Most Revd. Michael Akinwale, and the leadership of the Northern Reawakening Forum, led by Hon. Mohammed Kumalia, Osinbajo emphasized the role of religious, political, and business leaders in shaping the future of Nigeria.

According to Osinbajo, “the elite (religious, political, business) in this country have the same hopes and aspirations. But it is to this elite that the future of this country has been entrusted. It is what this elite does that will make a difference in the lives of the rest of the nation.”

He also acknowledged the responsibility of the church in addressing the problems facing society, stating “the first point of call is how the faith itself responds to the problems of the country. How does Christianity, how does the gospel respond to the problems of the society?”

The Vice President also praised the efforts of the Methodist Church in promoting peace in Nigeria, noting that “we are always very mindful of the fact that this country is upheld by prayers. There is no question at all that without prayers, we may not be where we are today. So, none of us is under the illusion that a country can survive without the prayers and supplications of the saints.”

In his meeting with the leadership of the Northern Reawakening Forum, Osinbajo emphasized his belief in the development of Northern Nigeria as being central to the overall development of the country.

He stressed the importance of bringing together like-minded individuals across regions and states to work towards the betterment of Nigeria.

Overall, the Vice President’s message was one of unity and cooperation among Nigeria’s elite in order to bring about positive change for the country.

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