President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday expressed optimism that Nigeria will come out of the 2019 general election stronger, noting that God’s intervention has enabled the country weather the storm over the years.
Buhari, who spoke at the annual breakfast prayer session organised by the National Assembly Christian legislators’ prayer breakfast fellowship, said in spite of doomsday prophesies, the country is tackling its problems and becoming more prosperous.
He pointed out that although doomsday prophets had prophesied that the country would plunge into crisis, the Nigeria would witness a great rebirth in 2019, especially after the polls, which many unpatriotic critics had predicted would be crisis-ridden.
The President, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, noted that God was with Nigeria, which is why the country is pushing ahead despite her several problems.
“God is with Nigeria. 2019 shall bring in a new Nigeria. God will answer our prayers as we look unto him,” he prayed.
Buhari assured that his administration will continue to promote peace and ensure good governance, adding that with God’s continued blessing upon the country, Nigeria shall witness better days in her political and economic life.
He expressed hopes for the rebirth of a new nation in Nigeria can only be realised when people in highly placed positions eschew divisive tendencies for overall national interest.
Buhari stated that as leader of the nation, he always seeks the intervention of God Almighty for Nigeria in all spheres of her national life.
He also called on Christian lawmakers and other leaders to always embrace unity in all ramifications, noting that it would give birth to a new Nigerian nation.
In a goodwill message at the occasion, Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said that Nigeria can overcome her numerous challenges through constant prayers.
Dogara stated that through collective prayers, Nigerians can change the narrative and the destiny of the country.
In his sermon, the guest speaker, Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, said that God is at the verge of raising godly leaders for the country.
Drawing inspiration and reference from biblical quotations, particularly Isaiah 40:46, Jeremiah 33:25, 2nd Chronicles 20:35-37 and Joshua 10:1-9, he said political leaders must desist from making uncomplimentary statements about the polity.
The cleric noted that the 2019 general election would spring surprises for the nation, as God is going to use his divine mantle to select good and godly leaders for the nation.