I Am Nothing Without The Baptist Church -Former President Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has cited the training he received from the Baptist denomination and school, as what contributed to his achievements in life.

NAN reports OBJ said this in an appreciation and acceptance speech he delivered at the ongoing annual session of the Nigerian Baptist Convention on Wednesday in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the former president was honoured on his contributions to Nigeria and world peace.

“Permit me to confess publicly, as I did at the programme put together by the three Lagos Baptist Conferences, that whatever I am today have been by the grace of God and the Baptist training that I was privileged to have received early in life through the sunbeam, the Royal Ambassador, Baptist Boys High School Abeokuta, Sunday School and Church Training’.

“I have been guided throughout my public service by these Baptist principles of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, fairness, inclusion, boldness, order, mutual respect and integrity.

“I can say I am the better for it today.”

Obasanjo said no one should underestimate the importance of various religious training for a greater future for the upcoming generation.

“I, therefore, urge us to note the importance and influence which the Church and its various training programmes are capable of exerting on our children in their formative years.

“We should never take with levity the character-molding programmes for our young ones which had been enduringly beneficial to us.”


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