Give thanks to God, Obasanjo charges Nigerians
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked Nigerians that made it to 2021 to be thankful to God for His mercies, as they were no better than those killed by the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 2020.
At the second annual thanksgiving service of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ogun State Chapter, where he spoke, he said: “It is our duty to give thanks to God. You will be the most ungrateful person if you do not perform the duty of giving thanks to God. “In all circumstances, give thanks. Therefore, if you fail to give thanks, you are failing a very significant duty of yours as a Christian.
“Last year 2020 was a very challenging year not only for us in Nigeria, not only for us in Africa, but for the whole world.
“The fact that you are alive calls for giving thanks to God. It doesn’t matter, which way you look at it, that those whom you know as a result of COVID-19 are no more here with us, not because you are better than they are, more knowledgeable than they are, it’s just by the grace of God,” he said at the service, which held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
“And if God gives you that grace, to still remain on earth, maybe for a purpose and I believe part of the purpose is for you to continue to serve humanity and to serve God. You cannot be a servant of God if you cannot give thanks to him. The purpose of being here is to perform our duty as Christians, by giving thanks to God,” the former president said.