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Present Condition may lead to Nigeria?s break-up - vice president Yemi Osinbajo warns

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has warned that Nigeria may break up if efforts aren't made to deal with the prevailing problems.

Osinbajo gave the warning while speaking at an interdenominational church to commemorate Nigeria’s 60th Independence anniversary on Sunday, September 27.

The Vice-President who was represented by the Secretary to the govt of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the National Ecumenical Centre, where the anniversary service was held, said efforts to fix the crack could be opposed, but such opposition would be defeated with focus and consistent prayers.

Making reference to the biblical story of how Nehemiah championed the rebuilding of the broken walls of Jerusalem, vice president Osinbajo said

The story should be a challenge to each Christian in Nigeria. It’s only that sort of Nehemiah’s love that will make us, as Nigerians, to rebuild the cracks we've got in our walls today.

For us in Nigeria, Nehemiah should be taken as a metaphor for those Nigerians who either reside in Nigeria or outside, to cry to God to use the abandoned opportunities in Nigeria to deal with our challenges of nation-building.

Fortunately for us, our walls aren't yet broken, but there are apparent cracks that would cause a break if not adequately addressed.

Nehemiah started with fervent prayers, seeking the face of God and pleaded together with his king to permit him to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the broken walls because the wall signifies peace, security, contentment and prosperity. It represents the essence of the state of the nation.

There’s an urgent need for a Nehemiah in our country, Nigeria, today. And like Nehemiah faced opposition in his efforts to rebuild the walls, any Nigerian that desires to rebuild Nigeria must also be able to face stiffer opposition which can come in torrents. It can only be diffused by consistent focus and prayers.

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