COVID-19: Why God saved my life- Obasanjo.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo asked the Nigerians who escaped COVID-19 on Saturday and observed the New Year to thank God for His mercy.

Obasanjo said that he understood the reason that God saved his life to see the New Year amid the turbulence and threats presented to mankind by the 2020 pandemic of COVID-19.

According to the ex-president, he was spared by God purposely to “serve Him and humanity more and more”.

Obasanjo, who is Asiwaju Onigbagbo of the State of Ogun, spoke at the second annual Thanksgiving Service of the State Branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria held in the Presidential Library of Olusegun Obasanjo, Abeokuta.

The former president said he had survived 202o, not that he was more righteous or wiser than any of those who had been washed away by the pandemic in Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the world.

He said it was obvious to him that God deliberately kept him alive to please Him and mankind more and more.

He said, “It is our duty to give thanks to God. You will be the most ungrateful person if you do not perform the duty of giving thanks to God.

“In all circumstances, give thanks. Therefore, if you fail to give thanks, you are failing a very significant duty of yours as a Christian.

“Last year 2020 was a very challenging year not only for us in Nigeria, not only for us in Africa but for the whole world.

“The fact that you are alive calls for giving thanks to God. It doesn’t matter which way you look at it, that those who you know as a result of Covid-19 are no more here with us not because you are better than they are, more knowledgeable than they are, it’s just by the grace of God.

“And if God gives you that grace, to still remain on earth, maybe for a purpose and I believe part of the purpose is for you to continue to serve humanity and to serve God. You cannot be a servant of God if you cannot give thanks to him.

“The purpose of being here is to perform our duty as Christians, by giving thanks to God.”

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