A Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has urged Nigerians to be patient as the nation will attain greatness in no distant future.
He gave the advice in Abuja on Friday while speaking with State House correspondents after he visited President Muhammadu Buhari to pray for him and the nation.
Mbaka said that the hardships and disturbances in the country were seasonal and that everything would soon pass away for a season of blessing in the country.
“What is happening now is seasonal; it is just a harmattan period, in no distant time this season will equally pass away. Nigeria will inhale better air.
“We are passing through a season of decay into another season of blessing.’’
The clergyman assured Nigerians success in spite of the troubles being encountered likening it to the travails of King David in the Bible who was blessed by the Almighty as a man that was after God’s heart.
“I wish to assure Nigerians that in the midst of what is happening we shall succeed because in First Samuel, Chapter 18, verse five, when God made David to be successful he was promoted.
“A time of promotion is coming for this land (nation) irrespective of what we are passing through.
“I pray for Nigeria’s success, we will succeed; I am singing a song of success. After all these we will succeed.
“In First Samuel, Chapter 14, in verse 14, in everything that David did, he was successful.
“So in everything He will do Nigerians are going to succeed.’’
The priest said his visit was to commend the country and its entire leadership into the hands of the Almighty God as well as pray for peace in the land and establish a permanent blessing on the citizens as they enter into the Yuletide.
“We wish to pray for spiritual revival; we wish to pray for economic revamp and for integral wellness and for moral probity in this country, commending the country to Emmanuel, Jesus, that is born.’’
According to him, President Buhari is on a good mission and has a vision for the country, for which God will make the citizens proud to achieve.
He said that Nigerians would have cause to proclaim the greatness of God by the wonders He would do for the nation.
He gave the assurance that the God of Peace will enthrone peace in all geopolitical zones of the country.
Mbaka declined to accept that he was a controversial person saying “I am always a happy man.
“People are free to say anything and I am also free to do what God wants me to do.
“Whoever wants to understand me as a controversial man there is no trouble.
“When God wants me to talk I talk; when He wants me to be silent I am silent.’’