- Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said he was interested in going to heaven
- The former president expressed optimism that God will take charge of Nigeria
- He however said Nigerians must also be interested in the development of the country
Former President Olusegun Obansanjo at Apostolic Faith Church said he wants to go heaven and longs to sing among the heavenly host.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria Obasanjo made this remark on Saturday, August 12 during the 2017 Camp Meeting Concert by Apostolic Faith Church Choir and Orchestral at the Camp Ground Igbesa in Ogun State.
He said: “You have to be fully prepared for the second coming of our Lord, there is no compromise.
“I have a friend who will always say that when we get to heaven, we will be exhausted praising God and it will be like a prison and very boring.
“But with what I have seen by the choir this afternoon, I will want to go to heaven and join the host to sing.
“If this is an example of what praising God in heaven will be like, then I want to be part of it. If what I have seen here is an indication of how heaven will be, I will like go to heaven.
“Jesus Christ came to the world to show us the way to salvation and eternal life. We have a good heritage and we have everything to be proud of.”
Obasanjo said God could not fix Nigeria except Nigerians invite God into their lives collectively and individually.
“We have a lot of things wrong with this country, if all Nigerians are sincere.
“Nigeria can be fixed by God but we have to invite Him into our lives. What we have to do about this country is in our hands.
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“Gods grace abounds when we do not abuse it,” he said.
The District Superintendent, Apostolic Faith, West Africa, Rev. Adebayo Adeniran, said that only tolerance, peaceful coexistence and harmonious living among Nigerians, irrespective of religious and political differences, could lead to meaningful development.
Meanwhile, Obasanjo explained why Nigeria has not known anything called military intervention in its democratic journey since 1999.
Obasanjo who made this known through a book titled ''Making Africa Work'', and which launched in Victoria Island, Lagos state said a coup is a treason punishable by death only if it fails, Premium Times reports.
The former president disclosed that military interventions had major negative impact on democracy, governance and unity of Nigeria.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video below of Obasanjo speaking about the unity of Nigeria