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Sanwo-Olu, Adeboye urge Nigerians on peace



Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and the General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, have called on Nigerians to continuously work and pray for peace.

They made the call in Lagos on Sunday at the RCCG October thanksgiving service and special prayer for all state governors and deputy governors tagged “Perfect Peace in the Land”.

Sanwo-Olu, while addressing the congregation, urged the people to continue to pray for the leaders and for peace to reign in Nigeria.

He said that with peace in the land, it was believed that greater things were ahead.

Sanwo-Olu said the “Greater Lagos” agenda of his administration which had brought development of infrastructure across the state was on course and more of it would be delivered.

According to him, the thanksgiving service taking place on Sunday after the Independence Day anniversary is very important.

“I think Pastor Adeboye has said it all. We need perfect peace in our country but for us to have that perfect peace, we also need to have peace from individuals.

“It is the citizens that make the country. It is not just about a metaphorical country; it is the people on the ground that truly make a country.

“We need to have that perfect peace on how we live our lives, mentally, physically, financially, morally and all of it, and it is only when that happens that it can affect the country.

“Pastor Adeboye has also encouraged all of us that we need to continually pray for our leaders. People are made up of the kind of leaders they have. So, it is really a partnership to ensure that the citizens play their roles and leaders also play their roles,” he said.

The governor said it was another clarion call for him that it might not be perfect, adding that there was light at the end of the tunnel.

“And for us in Lagos, we are grateful because this is the most peaceful part of the country,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu said that the peace existing in Lagos would not be taken for granted, hence, the reason for coming to the Church to thank God, to also appeal and pray to Him for that peace to continue to reign.

He assured the people of the state that his administration would continue to do its best in delivering dividends of democracy and infrastructural development for Lagos to remain home to all.

“Lots of things are happening in our state; not just peace, there is infrastructural renewal every day.

“Even while disruption is going on, let us be patient with the government because the commitment to make Lagos a lot bigger for each and every one of us is on course and we all can see it.

“For us in Lagos state is to continue to see the Greater Lagos in our lives. It is for us to pray that the peace and the infrastructural development that is taking place in our state will continue.

“I know around you; you can see that there are some bits of disruption. If you get to Apapa Road Junction, Yaba and Ikeja, there are bits of disruption there because of the train we are doing and the bridges we are constructing,” he said.

The governor further said that in Ikorodu, Epe and other places, there are some disruptions which was because the state government wanted some positive things to happen.

“The Greater Lagos is on course. The Greater Lagos will not be retarded; it will not be stopped. Don’t give up.

“I want to assure you that greater things and bigger things are ahead of us. My prayer and my wish are that as I stand here as your governor today, Oct. 2, 2022, I will also stand here as your governor in October 2023,” Sanwo-Olu said.

In his sermon, Adeboye took a Bible passage, 1 Corinthians 7:13 to14 and prayed for perfect peace in Nigeria as well as for every home.

The general overseer, who prayed that God would heal the land and intervene in various issues affecting the country negatively, urged the people to prepare to join him very soon for fasting and prayer for the nation

He called on Nigerians to pray for their rulers and stop criticism so that God would continue to guide them aright, if they wanted peace and to be able to overcome the storm.

He also prayed that all the enemies of Nigeria would be defeated so that the people would have peace and God that controls the storms would speak peace to the nation.

Florence Onuegbu

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