Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has emphasized the need for the citizens to constantly praise God for His numerous blessings.
He said it in an interview on the sideline of a 400-hour non-stop praise and worship organized by Halleluyah Nigeria in conjunction with other churches to usher in Nigeria’s 57th Independence anniversary.
“As you know, scripture says that God inhabits the praises of His people and our belief is that praising God attracts God’s attention and He comes into our praying.
“What is more anyway is that we have so much to praise God for. We have so much to thank Him for, and all of what we want to thank Him for all of those various things we can’t even do it in 400 hours.
“So this continuous praise is a sacrifice of praise, that is why it is longer than usual; so we are offering a sacrifice of praise,’’ the Vice President said.
Osinbajo observed that the event was a combination of things as could be seen to be “very exciting’’.
He acknowledged that he had the time to praise in spite of his schedule of work “because all things are, everything depends on the One who created us.
“So if you can’t set outside time for the one who created you what do you have time for.’’
Speaking on the significance of the event, Pastor Oluseyin Malomo, the Chaplain of the Aso Villa Chapel, said the programme was an acknowledgement of the goodness of God for Nigeria.
“We believe God that as we praise Him, He will make him (Buhari) stronger and healthier so that this nation will really feel the blessing why God brought him.
“We all know that our nation has quite a number of challenges.
“That is why we are praising God that as our leaders are trying and doing their best God will give them the divine grace to help them and for the citizens to overcome these challenges,’’ he stated.