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Why I Left The Pulpit For Politics – Osinbajo

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Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has revealed why he’s in government.

Osinbajo said that his primary assignment in government is to serve the people and honour God.

The VP stated this on Sunday during the 65th birthday and retirement thanksgiving service for a notable Nigerian pilot, Capt. Usman Saleh Yahaya, which was held at ECWA Goodnews Church, Maitama, Abuja.

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“The scriptures say that we are the salt of the earth. Every time people ask me, they say, oh, why are you in government? And I say, why not?

“The calling of God upon our lives is that we must be in service. What is the point of light if it is kept under a bushel? What’s the point of salt if it does not go into the soup? If it is afraid of soup, what kind of salt is that?


“The scriptures say that we are the salt, so we should play the role of the salt. Now, salt is to make things better,” he said.

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Speaking on the role of the church, Osinbajo said “it is the duty of the church never to lose hope. As a matter of fact, the only reason why hope is one of the central pillars of the church is because the history of mankind, the history of people, started from hopelessness. That is why we are there to give hope.”

Osinbajo expressed optimism in the country’s bright future, stating that “I’m very confident that no matter what we are seeing today, our country will be great. I’m very confident that as the Scriptures say, weeping may endure for a night, but surely joy will come in the morning.”

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