General Overseer of theRedeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has declared that Nigeia would surmount all her challenges soon.
At the service held at the Church’s headquarters at Ebute Metta, Lagos, to mark Nigeria’s 55th independence anniversary, Adeboye, assured Nigerians that within the next one year, the country would celebrate.
In his sermon, titled ‘Free Indeed,’ Adeboye said, “If you have absolute freedom and you don’t have anyone to manage it, you will soon lose it because where your freedom ends is where another person’s starts.”
Adeboye added that, “It is possible for nation to be free while its inhabitants are not free,” he however prayed for Nigeria and declared that within the next one year, the nation shall celebrate.
The General Overseer, however, led the congregation in a prayer session for the nation and her leaders.
Special Assistant to the General Overseer on Administration and Human Recourses, Pastor Funsho Odesola, also entertained questions from journalists.
According to him, God has been good to Nigeria. “They thought Nigeria will collapse, but she didn’t collapse. Now we are leading in economy, I think Nigeria should learn to appreciate God because if you appreciate God, everything around you will appreciate. I think Nigeria should appreciate God and celebrate.”
Odesola also advised Nigerians to celebrate, but with a sober reflection. “In our celebration, we should also have what I call a solemn reflection. Though there are what we ought to have achieved that are not yet there. But the reason we must appreciate is that it could have been worse. For us to take the celebration higher, we must now ask how can things be better. That is what we need to do, we need to celebrate and need to reflect.”
He also advised Nigerians to pray and work hard. “We need to first pray, walk in love, work hard. A large percentage of our people live on others, so we need to work hard, we need to help our government, help our soldiers by giving them the information they need.”
In appreciating the Federal Government’s anti corruption drive, Odesola said “Whatever they can do with people who have messed up with the resources of the nation, the ones they can recover, they should recover. But for me, if you don’t punish, then you have given room for anybody to do whatever he or she likes.”
He advised the government to seek evidence and do the needful. “But I will advise that if the Federal Government has any evidence to bring anyone to book in this category, they should do that and punish them.” He added that, “On the question of forgetting the past, if you don’t watch well to see where you want to put your leg, you will soon be in a mess. I believe where they have any concrete evidence to punish corruption, they should do that without being selective but at the same time, when you are talking about selective, if you start, people who are corrupt will sit tight.”