By Robert Awokuse
As the year gradually comes to an end with lots of activities to mark the Yuletide season, especially in praises and thanksgiving to appreciate God’s goodness from the beginning of the year till the end, Senior Pastor, God’s Signature Royal Assembly, Pastor Isaac Ogba, has called on Christians and other religion faithful in the country to imbibe and exhibit attitude of love and unity among one another.
Pastor Ogba made the call at the 6th edition of Rhythm of Praise tagged “Revealing Jesus” held recently at Sango, Adodo Ota local government area of Ogun State.
The event, which had in attendance no fewer than 20 artistes who ministered in songs and other performances, sparked up electrifying atmosphere, leaving many blessed.
Speaking to journalists at the programme, Pastor Ogba and convener, Rhythm of Praise, enjoined Nigerians not to see themselves as a divisible nation, but as one entity bound in love and unity.
“I believe there is hope for this country,” he said. “And if we can come together as one family and one nation we will surmount our challenges.
“What we have now is ethnic divide even among the same ethnic group there is division. America believe in one nation. Let us also come together as one nation and progress will be ours.”
Ogba, while noting that problems in human society is inevitable, however maintained that with unity, challenges would be overcome.
Speaking on the programme, Ogba, a legal practitioner and chairman Nigeria Bar Association, Ota Branch, said “Jesus is the reason for today and if he reveals himself miracle will happen, blessings will flow, and there will be salvation.
“This is a vision God gave to me as far 1995 when I was still a student, 200L, at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. And when God speaks he brings to pass at the appointed time, and this vision eventually metamorphosed into a reality in 2014 when it started and this is the 6th edition.
“It’s a programme where everyone from all tribes, denomination converge under one open heaven to worship and praise God because at the end of the year we take stocks and count what God has done for us.
“With this programme God is taking us global, and we shall have in attendance artistes such as Travis Green, Don Moen, Nathaniel Bassey and so on.”
Talking about insecurity and other challenges confronting the country, the convener said: “God did not say there won’t be problems. Challenges are part of life, even at creation in the midst of it God formed the world. I believe there is hope; at the end of the tunnel comes the light.”
Also speaking, programme coordinator, Yomi Bajemigbe, thanked God for making the event a huge success, while lauding the convener for the initiative.
“The programme is about Jesus and the purpose is to reveal him. We want to thank God for today and for the life of the convener though putting this together was very demanding.
“We have no less than 20 gospel artistes performing. And we have other performances such as comedy, group dance and so on.”