Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday in Ibadan reiterated that Nigeria’s future was bright in spite of the pains caused by the economic challenge the country was currently experiencing.
Osinbajo gave the assurance in Ibadan at the burial ceremony for Prophetess Christiana Abiara, the wife of Prophet Samuel Abiara, the General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide.
The deceased died on Sept. 3, and was aged 70 years. The vice president said there was nothing good that comes without pains, adding that the current hardship was “ a road to bliss and will soon pass.’’ Osinbajo He thanked God for the life of the deceased whom he said worshipped God as a Christian and bequeathed such on her children.
Osinbajo, who commiserated with the family on behalf of the Federal Government, said that Prophet Abiara had continued to serve God faithfully and would continue in this service inspite of his loss. “Abiara is one of the fathers of faith in the country.
He prays everyday for the people and the country at large. His prayers have helped us a lot. “When I was nominated as the Vice Presidential candidate of my party, he was the second person I contacted after Pastor Enoch Adeboye. He counselled and prayed for me. “Sir, you have chosen to serve God and I pray you will see it to the end. May God bless your seeds,” he said. Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said that the deceased was divinely blessed, adding that he had no doubt that she was resting on the right hand of God.
“The prophetess died peacefully and left behind good fruits. She was extremely godly. “ Mama lived an exemplary and fulfilled life. “The greatest form of godliness is service to humanity. She served humanity, was very inspirational and fearless,” Ajimobi said. Ajimobi stated that the late Abiara was impactful, forgiving and accommodating in her lifetime.
In his sermon, Pastor Samuel Oladele urged the people to be patient in all their dealings in life, adding that with God there would be triumph over tribulation. Oladele, the General Superintendent of CAC Worldwide, said that death was inevitable for all and life was very short, urging all to avoid procrastination in serving God. He stated that the first duty of every human being on earth was to know, worship and serve God.
In his remarks, Abiara appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, Ajimobi and others for standing with the family. Abiara urged Nigerians to keep faith with the present administration, saying the nation would soon witness prosperity. “Please, don’t listen to prophets of doom.
The remaining part of the year will bring peace to you all,” he said. The remains of the late prophetess was committed to mother earth at the church premises.
In attendance were former Gov. Adebayo Alao-Akala and his wife, Kemi, former Gov. Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the wife of Oyo State Governor and Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, the Ogun Deputy Governor.
Others were Mrs Kemi Adeosun, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Folu Adeboye, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, members of Oyo State Executive Council and other clerics.