Acting president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has sent a powerful message to Nigerians urging them to be ready to make sacrifices as that would put the country on course to be great.
The Punch reports that Osinbajo gave this message at the 2017 Democracy Day Interdenominational Church Service held at the National Christian Centre in Abuja on Sunday, May 26.
Speaking on the theme of ‘The Dry Bones Shall Live Again’, the acting president said Nigeria needed teachers who were ready to teach and doctors who were ready to deliver their services in spite of all odds.
“When we look at our country, it is not the state it fell into that is the story but the story is how the people react when you see the nation that needs to be helped.
“While the politician and cleric look the other way when they saw the man that was half dead, the Good Samaritan had compassion on him, bandaged him and took him to the hospital.
“Who truly loves the nation? Is it the priest that said a prayer and 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 offset the bill’?
“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 are 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.”
Osinbajo also prayed for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and his safe return back to Nigeria.
Apostle Sunday Popoola of the Apostle of the Word Communication Ministries and Founder of Christ Family Assembly Churches also spoke about the issue of the rumoured coup saying those involved should desist.
He said: “If you are out there like me, you will know that Nigerians are fed up and are waiting for something to spark. We need to be patient with the present government which has something to offer. Coup cannot work now and will not succeed.”