Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Adeboye Urges Nigerians to Be Optimistic

General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has again urged Nigerians to be optimistic about the nation, arguing that ingratitude leads to rejection by God.

Pastor Adeboye made the call during a New Year special thanks-giving service held at the church's national headquarters in Ebute Metta, Lagos.

Enumerating the imp-ortance of appreciation, he said: "It is important to remember God's goodness because it helps one to testify and witness what God has done. It helps to get more blessings from God, face the future with confidence, it helps to stay holy and not offend God's grace and it brings irreversible blessings".

After the thanksgiving service, the special assistant to the General Overseer, Pastor John-son Odesola advised Nigerians not to run down the country and its leaders with their mouths, adding that Nigerians ought to be grateful to God for the abundant resources He had deposited in the land.

In his words: "We should have a better attitude towards our country because other countries also have all kinds of problems, but when you listen to their citizens, they do not run down their nations or their leaders. God has promised us as a country and for all these to manifest, Nigerians should speak positive about the country and our leaders there is no country in the world that did not have its own challenges; but when it comes to the area of speaking for their count-ries they don't water down their nations. We should believe in Niger-ia, believe in its pros-perity and I believe that God will reposition us and our glory will be restored."

Juju Music maestro, King Sunny Ade was not only present to appre-ciate the goodness of the Lord in his life and his band but also used the occasion to express gratitude to God for His mercies and for making him see the day, adding that God is in love with him.

"I have nothing to say than to come and thank my God for what he has been doing for me, my family and my band members. This is the beginning of a new era and KSA and RCCG are partners in progress in the work of God. RCCG has a lot to do in my life. I want the whole world to know that and I am proud to be a member of the church. I have been thanking God and I will continue to do that," said Sunny Ade.

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