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VP Osinbajo urges Christians to pray to God to “remove all captivity surrounding the country” at RCCG event in Abuja



Adeboye OsinbajoThe Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday in Abuja, called on Christians to pray to God to “remove all captivity surrounding the country.”

Osinbajo spoke at an inter denominational programme, organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) themed Divine Encounter.

The programme was designed to bring Christians within Abuja and its environs together, to have a divine encounter under the ministration of Pastor Enoch Adeboye.

The Vice President also prayed that God should let the nations of the world know that God has done great things for Nigeria.

Osinbajo was a Senior Partner at a law firm and Pastor at a RCCG parish prior to his inauguration as VP.

In his preaching, the General Overseer, Pastor Adeboye, said when God visits you, and when you visit God, there are two types of divine encounters. According to Adeboye, for God to visit a Christian, He must have located the person that is why He visited him. “The Lord God Almighty can see at all times, looking for someone to locate; call on Him while He may be near.’’

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme will hold in Abuja every month throughout 2016. You can watch yesterday’s event here.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. prince

    January 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Amen and amen and amen.

  2. smh

    January 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    yeah! i pray yo sober up and realize God cant kill himself because of Nigeria. He already blessed us but you guys cursed yourselves with his blessings.

  3. nene+

    January 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Amen!!!Osibajo peleo the most idle and fearful VP…. I can imagine how many of your brilliant suggestions baba wouldn’t enable you carry out! omasheoooo Tinubu’s fault!

  4. niyoola

    January 27, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    He’s a pastor. What’s he supposed to say?

  5. Californiabawlar

    January 27, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I love praying for Nigeria; I hate Nigerian leaders telling me to pray for Nigeria. Do your job! Hoe about you let the Lord use you!

    • Bleed Blue

      January 27, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      I know right?!

      I love praying too but our leaders have a knack for outsourcing their responsibilities to God.

      Let’s pray. But let’s also do. Only then can the “captivity” be removed.

      The Ebola crisis comes to mind. We prayed, but we also did.

    • FasholasLover

      January 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm


    • whocares

      January 27, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      @C.B- Our leaders should be more scared of God answering that prayer cos thunder will just fry them on the spot and all you will see is scorch marks. My own is to sweep away ashes an start a new government.

  6. Nwa nna

    January 27, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Mr. VP, with all due respect I think we should leave God out of Nigerian matters. We Nigerians have been abundantly blessed beyond but have chosen rather to squandered it away. Heaven only helps those that help themselves, so, not until Nigeria get really serious about helping its own self then be rest assured Mr. VP nothing will change no matter how many times we call on God..

  7. Ariens

    January 27, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    With all due respect Mr. VP, Do ur job and leave God out of this. We didn’t elect your govt to tell us to pray to God for solutions.

    For how long do we pray? Its clear Prayers do Nada to The Nigerian Situation Cus everything seems to go from already Bad to worse everyday

    Ur statement is lazy and close minded. U and ur Boss (PON) should Get to Work Sir and leave God out of this. He’s done more than required for Nigeria already. He’s blessed Nigeria with great climate, numerous natural resources, Abundant food, Hard working and abled Citizens, good water resources etc.

    What more can He possibly do again? Turn us into Robots and control us like Video game characters to make this Country work, perhaps? Na!!!

    • nne

      January 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      THANK YOU o jare.

  8. Ban

    January 27, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I don’t know the right term to give this words (remove all captivity surrounding the country), Mr VP should know that whatever captivity we are facing, we all created it. If you don’t prepare, you will fail.

    Honestly, we aren’t working hard and smart enough for the development of this country.
    Your govt has huge role to play, and how sincerely are you measuring your performance to the plan.

    Of course, you inherited lot of problems and I must commend positively some good works, good deeds done so far.

    So, my VP, leave that prayer and acts more of good deeds. That’s summary and it’s deep & complex. That’s what is paramount, not prayer. God wants us to work in a righteous and smart way.
    And your government has this strong influence, this multiplier effect.

    • Ban

      January 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm


  9. Ban

    January 27, 2016 at 2:21 pm


  10. zoranx

    January 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    that God should remove all captivity surrounding the country eh kwanu you should have done the praying to avert it from happening we are not in any captivity, you guys should go and hire good heads not all this failed old men around you. is a new online community forum to meet new friends


    January 27, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I find it quite disturbing that people are saying he should leave God out of this, God forbid we as a country decide to leave God out of our matter,.
    He is the God that reigns in the affairs if men, we refuse to keep him out of our affairs

  12. austine

    January 27, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Imagine that statement from a selfishman like osibanjo,we will be praying while you and your associates in politics and church will be doing the eating.I don’t blame you ,just tell me if the Weastern countries got to where they are today by praying.osibanjo,we nèed leaders who will be sincere ,not looking for their own pocket,leaders that will be sincere and who will give the youths of our country a conducive environment to succeed .we don’t need prayers.
    prayer without out action is dead.we need action.

  13. ATL's finest

    January 27, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    How can God even answer when greed is written all over these folks that call themselves leaders? Ok God gave us all we needed to survive and conquer but instead, we wanna be tacky & punish innocent souls & citizens smh.

  14. miss may

    January 28, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Umm, maybe he is leading a prayer because he is a pastor and that was actually a religious gathering? That he is the V.P does not erode him of his religious beliefs. If he was at a state function, and asked everyone to stand and start praying, he would be out of line, but he is in a church people, a church! Surely you know it’s not exactly a taboo to pray in a church. I am pretty sure this administration is looking at solutions to Nigeria’s problems, but please, let us not crucify a V.P, who happens to be a pastor, for leading a prayer for his country, in a religious setting. Peace.

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