The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has advised the country’s leaders to make humility their watchword in order not to fall from grace to grass.
Speaking at the Oyo State 2015 Christmas Carol and Thanksgiving Service, held at the Agodi Gardens, Ibadan, he said that many leaders had fallen from the ladder of success due to lack of humility.
Quoting copiously from the Scriptures, the celebrated cleric cited the example of the biblical Samson, whom he said was forsaken by God due to his disobedience to the divine directions and lack of humility and thus fell into the hands of his enemies.
He stressed the need for all mortals to be closer to their Creator, live a holy life, and submit themselves to His will so as to succeed in their divinely ordained-assignments here on earth.
In the same vein, the State Governor, Mr Abiola Ajimobi, expressed the optimism that Nigeria would experience divine visitation in 2016 and triumph over its current economic challenges and unrest in the Northern part.
Ajimobi assured the people of Oyo State that the state would be better placed in terms of socio-economic development in the coming years, stressing that with divine intervention and economic re-engineering, Oyo would overcome its current challenges.
He said, “What I want to say is that God will make us ‘Emmanuel’. He will continue to be with us and make Oyo State ‘Emmanuel’. When God is with someone, such a person will always be victorious over his enemies.
“This is what He has done for us in Oyo State and that is why we have been moving from one victory to another and triumphing over the enemies of the state.”
The occasion witnessed an assemblage of eminent personalities, clerics, politicians and Christian faithful and choristers from different churches, who all expressed appreciation to God through singing and dancing for witnessing the 2015 Carol service.
The choir from the University of Ibadan put up a spectacular performance with the rendition of melodious Carols.
Dignitaries present at the occasion included the wife of the Governor, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Michael Adeyemo, the Chief Judge, Justice Munta Abimbola and the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-General Laz Ilo among others.