27th September, 2011
The Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture has held an Independence interdenominational service to pray for the nation as it clocks 51 on October 1.
Speaking at the service which was held at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria, the guest preacher, Ven. Funso Awe, advised Nigerians not to lose hope especially on the challenges facing the nation.
He assured that the Almighty God who created all living and non-living things has a divine solution to the problems.
Awe who likened the challenges presently being faced by Nigerians to what happened to the Israelites in his sermon titled: â€The Lord Our Strong Tower,â€™ assured that God, who at the beginning and conception of any action, definitely has an inkling of what would be the consequence of such action.
He remarked that there is no doubt that so many people in the country does not see anything to celebrate, especially as things are not going well as expected of a nation of 51 years.
â€œI am quite optimistic and sure that my heavenly father has a solution to the problems of this country and sooner we shall all see what would happen to those that think they can oppress. God will surely fight for our cause in this country,â€ Awe said.
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Hon. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, expressed optimism that God would intervene in the affairs of the nation, especially Boko Haram and other calamities facing the country.
Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, Hon. Oyinlomo Danmole, prayed that peace would reign in the country and all good things expected of Nigeria as a 51-year old nation would be granted to the nation.