Nigeria: Christian Leaders Should Stand for the Poor, Good Governance – Osinbajo

The Daily Trust
Lagos — All Progressives Congress (APC) vice presidential candidate Prof Yemi Osinbajo has urged Christian leaders to stand for the poor by influencing government policies that improve the well-being of Nigerians.

Osinbajo spoke at a lecture on the 73th birthday of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos.

Osinbajo, who was the guest speaker at the occasion, said: “We have been placed in positions of greater significance, if we choose to, we have the power to influence government; why do we not have free health care for the poor? To say to government, why do we not have free education, why are you not providing for the elderly who are poor and for the disabled who are poor?”

Osinbajo said Christian leaders who sacrifice for the good of others were sure to get earthly and heavenly prosperity.

Responding, Adeboye commended the organisers and the guest speaker for honouring him with the lecture.

Also speaking at a forum organised by a group, Act Now at Television Continental (TVC) in Lagos, OSinbajo, dismissed the insinuation that the party’s presidential candidate, retired General Muhamadu Buhari would Islamise Nigeria if elected.

Osinbajo said: “When he was Head of state, Buhari had a deputy who was also a Muslim. But out of the 17 governors he appointed at the time, 11 were Christians and many of his ministers too.”

He added that more than people had thought, the process of Islamising Nigeria is a tedious one as it requires amending the constitution.

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