Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has opened up on his surprise switch from pastoral work to join politics.
According to the Vice President, he had to join politics to serve his basic purpose of serving people and honouring God. He cited the Biblical example of Christians being salt of the world to influence it positively.
He made the submission at the 65th birthday and retirement thanksgiving service for a well-served Nigerian pilot, Capt. Usman Saleh Yahaya, at the ECWA Goodnews Church, Maitama, Abuja.
Osinbajo said, “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?”
Several reactions trailed his comment as netizens took to social media to react.
@Profmuhu: “Patriotic Nigerians know that you’re doing your best and we’ll never relent in our prayers. Nigeria will prevail”.
@UmaruT_J: “Are you now the most high to detect who is genuinely serving you or not? Haba na, let’s grow past this and allow God to be the judge”.
@Pedyge: “In those two duties, the latter will be difficult for him as he hasn’t even succeeded in the former. If he doesn’t know that, then, he doesn’t really mean what he said. You can’t be in this present Buhari Govt and claim to serve God. If he truly wants to serve God, he should resign”.
@Murecool: “We’ve never had a VP with so much finesse, total diligence, unflinching loyalty and complete competence as @ProfOsinbajo. He remains an inexhaustible fountain of inspiration for youth who’re aspiring to excellence”.