Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that Nigeria will move forward if its citizens imbibe the principles of creativity, innovation and hard work. The vice president was quoted to have said this by his media aide, Laolu Akande, when he attended Sunday service at the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). Bishop T.D. Jakes, a renowned American bishop was the guest minister at the service.

According to Vice President Osinbajo hard work, innovation and character are the measure of true success. The vice president was said to have said that: “The reality is that true success is line by line, precept by precept, building block upon building block, hard work, innovation, character; that is the measure of true success”. “The scripture says that God made us in his own image; that creativity that He commanded us to perform in every way is what will change our nation. Our creativity, our innovation, our hard work, and it was a command. “So if we obey God, if we are creative, if we are innovative, if we are hardworking, our nation will change. There are many countries with huge resources like ours, and there are many countries with no resources whatsoever. But their creativity is the added value that makes a difference.

“So, it doesn’t matter whether you have resources or not. It doesn’t matter where you started from or how low, it is the value that you add by your creativity, by your hard work, by your innovation, by obeying God. Doing things differently is what we need to move the nation forward”. At the end of the service, Osinbajo presented a Jakes a version of a Bible with local Nigerian languages.

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