By Umar Muhammad Puma
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has assured that Nigeria’s future is secured owing to the commitment and prayers by the people to God.
Delivering a sermon titled “The place of God in nation building”, at the pre-event prayer session for the National Prayer Breakfast organized by Christian Legislators’ Fellowship at the National Assembly on Wednesday, Dogara noted that all hope is not lost for the country.
“As in the case of Abraham’s encounter with God over the fate of the city Sodom and Gomorrah, God will intervene to save this country. What gives me hope is that we have so many people who are committed to God that the future of Nigeria is secured. We have a very bright future, we have great army of leaders in this country”, he said.
Reading from the book of Isaiah 60:12, he urged all Nigerians, leaders and followers alike to return to God because as it is written in the Holy Bible “For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, thosenations shall be utterly wasted.”
He also quoted from Robert Cooper, one of Europe’s most respected scholar-diplomats, who in his book titled: “The Breaking of Nations”, warned that “the twenty-first century may be worse” than any previous time in history, because “the new century risks being overrun by both anarchy and technology…”
“I like the idea that only few of us are here. Jesus wasn’t a fan of a crowd. He chose few, almost all of them successful Professionals. Luke was a physician, Mathew an accountant, Peter and others running a successful fishing company. Every change or revolution has always been promoted by few change agents and early adaptors. Bulk of the people always come later”, he stated.