17 September 2017
By Chidiebere Ejike
The Vice-President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, September 16, reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to keeping one, indivisible and united Nigeria.
Osinbajo gave the notice while speaking at a reception in honour of the new President of the Lutheran World Federation, LWF, Most Reverend Musa Filibus. The event held in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
Osinbajo urged Nigerians to sustain Nigeria’s unity which he said was the dream of the forefathers of the country.
He said Christians are encouraged to pursue justice and reconciliation with people of other faiths.
He also congratulated Filibus for being the first Nigerian and second African to emerge President of LWF, even as he urged him to work towards uniting the church and promoting peace and love.
In his words, “It is our role as Christians to bind people together and we must do so by self-sacrifice and love.
“On behalf of the Federal Government and Mr. President, I wish you an excellent and God guided tenure as President of LWF.”
Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa State also congratulated Filibus for his elevation and for making the people of Adamawa and Nigeria proud. The governor assured him of his administration’s support in his new position.
In his response, Filibus thanked the government of Adamawa and Nigeria for standing behind him and urged more support and prayers for a successful tenure. He also vowed to make Nigeria proud by being a good ambassador.
“I will stand to be one among many to prove that Nigeria stands tall among the comity of nations. I give thanks to all who contributed in making me what I am today,” Filibus promised.