Be Ready to Lose all, Die for Nigeria—Osinbajo Tells Nigerians

May 29, 2017

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Acting President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo, has called on Nigerians, both leaders and followers, to be ready to make sacrifice for the country’s greatness.

According to the Acting President, Nigeria needs those who can make the risk everything to make it great and not those who want its downfall.

Mr Osinbajo, speaking on Sunday at the 2017 Democracy Day interdenominational church service held at the National Christian Centre, explained that these sacrifices could come in different forms.

After narrating the story of the Good Samaritan in the Bible, the Acting President asked, “Who truly loves the nation, is it the priest that said a prayer walked past, or the politician that looked and walked past or the Samaritan that took the wounded to the hospital, paid some money and said treat him, on my return I will upset the bill?”

He said, “The nation requires those that can make the sacrifices to make it great, they are those whom Jesus spoke about, people that may not be of note but prepared to make the nation great again. Some are doctors, teachers, young graduates.

“There is sacrifice of integrity against corruption, when you speak against corruption  it fights back so you must be ready to make sacrifice no matter how highly placed or small you are. Teachers who are prepared to teach, doctors who are prepared to provide health services no matter what.

“Make the sacrifices required to make our nation great whether you are a leader or a follower.”

At the programme, the Acting President prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari’s quick recovery and safe return from London where he is currently undergoing a medical treatment.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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