Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Christians to be guided daily by the instructions and teachings of Christ and the Holy Bible.
Osinbajo, who is also a Pastor, made the call while at the 8th Annual Festival of Minna Choral Society on Sunday in Minna.
The Vice President, who took his text from the book of Romans Chapter 8 verse 37, re-echoed the portion of the Bible that says “we are more than conqueror through Christ that loves us.’’
He reminded the people of St. Paul’s teachings about the various problems that must be confronted by man, saying that people must brace to world’s challenges.
“St. Paul was referring to people who are elected and people who have accepted Christ as their Lord and Saviour.
“He said that for I am persuaded that neither in death, nor in life, that Christ will not let us go.
“We are conqueror, not because we have any strength of our own, but because Christ has promised that if we can hold onto him, he will not let us down”, the VP said
Osinbajo noted that Christ loves us so much that he gave us his grace in this life and the life to come.
He said Nigerians must realise the abundant grace Christ had given to us, adding that the world’s problems were temporal.
Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger urged Nigerians to demonstrate honesty and sincerity in their daily activities.
“Permit me to use this opportunity to remind you to take advantage of occasions like this to reflect on the need to imbibe the true teachings of Christ.
“Are we indeed practicing things prescribed in the holy books. Are we our brothers’ keeper, do we see ourselves to have come from one father.
“The time has come for us to take the things of God more seriously.
“It is my prayers that we will make our communities, our state and the country at large free from crisis.’’
He urged the choristers to continue to use their God-given talent in advancing the Kingdom of God.
He asked youths to shun acts capable of undermining the existence of the country, adding the youths were one of the priority areas of his administration.
“As a government, we are determined to give every youth the chance to succeed as they are one of our major priorities.
“We will not fail you but you must desist from acts capable of undermining our corporate existence”, he said.
He pledged the support of the Niger state government to the Minna Choral Society, adding that the group had shown diligence in its activities over the years.