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With God, Nigeria’s challenges not insurmountable —CAN

“I waited patiently for the Lord  and He inclined unto me and heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon  a rock and established  me steps. He has put a new song  in mouth.”

This was the biblical passage Reverend (Dr) Israel  Akanji, Chairman, Christian Association  of Nigeria, North-Central zone and Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja, quoted  at Bowen University,Iwo, Osun State last week to address Nigeria’s  prevailing social and economic challenges.

According to him, if Nigerians, as well as the leaders,  would comply  with the scriptures, that is, God’s ordinance, the country’s problems were not insurmountable.

Addressing students and  staff  on the occasion of the university’s seventh commencement lecture, Rev. Akanji affirmed that God was waiting for any country like Nigeria that would  repent  and  forsake all its ungodliness, saying that God would heal the land.

Speaking further, he said: “Nigerians  need a change of attitude. Corruption and other  vices must be put to an end to appeal to the mercy of God. God  who  visited Samaria when there was no food to eat will also visit Nigeria.

“There is hope for  Nigeria. If we can come together as a nation to seek the  face of God and turn from our wicked ways, we shall sing a new song in Nigeria. Promotion only comes from God. In view of this, people  must wait for God’s blessing,  and not engage  themselves in ungodly activities.

Speaking  in the same vein, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor   Matthews  Ojo, stated that without God, no nation or individual could succeed in life.