May 29: Be hopeful of better country, Cleric urges Nigerians


May 29: Be hopeful of better country, Cleric urges Nigerians

Bridget Ikyado

May 23, 2023
The Coordinator, Renewed Hope Prayer Meeting, Pastor Timothy Ademola has urged Nigerians to be hopeful of a better country as a new administration takes over on May 29.

The clergy made the call on Tuesday in Abuja during the group’s prayer meeting for a successful transition on May 29.

Ademola said in spite of the challenges confronting the nation, Nigerians should place their trust in God for an end to the situation and emergence of a better country.

The pastor particularly urged Christians to always be hopeful in any hopeless situation “because the Lord is there and He has the ability to turn things around for good”.

“We have been meeting every week Monday to Saturday simply because there is a season of renewed hope that has come upon Nigeria.

“By the grace of God that season will start May 29 when Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Sen. Kashim Shettima are sworn in as president and vice president of Nigeria.

“From that day by the grace of God, the hopes of the young people of Nigeria that had been shattered will start getting renewed.

“From the day the hopes of the women, men, young and old, urban and rural dwellers will be renewed because we believe in the renewed hope and prayer that Tinubu is a man sent by God to bring a season of renewed hope to Nigeria,” he added.

Speaking on the Renewed Prayer Group, Archbishop Peter Ogummuyiwa, the Archbishop of African Church Province of Abuja, said it was formed to pray for a successful transition.

“We want to thank God for the season which we are, which is a season of renewed hope, just like the Message which was given.

“Now in our hopelessness, there is hope. Nigerians need not to loose hope over our nation. Nigerians need to understand that God is at work over Nigeria.

“The Nigerian project is God’s project and God will continue to prove himself as the Lord of Nigeria,” Ogummuyiwa said.

The Archbishop also urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with the incoming administration for the uplifting of the country.

“Asiwaju is a man of destiny, he is a man that God himself found favour in him, and if God has favoured someone nobody can pull him down.

“I believe the prayers that we are holding on this fountain is for the sustenance of Nigeria and for the prosperity of Nigeria,” he added.

Ogummuyiwa expressed the belief that “come May 29, there will be a new Nigeria, a new Nigeria that corruption will be a thing of the past.

“A new Nigeria that there will be prosperity in our land, a new Nigeria that there will no longer be insurgencies, and there will be peace.” (NAN)