When people of other religions offend you, forgive them – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerian Christians to shun revenge, no matter the level of provocation meted against them.

Osinbajo said he believes God would guide the country to the Promised Land of recovery, restoration and rejoicing.

The Vice-President said this on Sunday night in Abuja during the 2016 National Open Day of the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students with the theme, “Raising nation builders on campus.”

According to him, Nigeria needed a tribe of men and women of all faith and ethnicity.

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He said this tribe of people need to be firmly committed to high values of integrity, hard work, justice and love of country.

Osinbajo said, “This new tribe of Nigerians should stick together, and fight the national ills side by side.

“NIFES can lead in that challenging effort; in that mission, God is always on our side.

“Christian groups in the country have a role to play in nation building and raising competent leaders.

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“As believers, one of the key lessons to learn and pass on as we raise nation builders is about Christian values of love and peace.

“Christians must not act as other violent religions. We should forgive anyone that hurt or harm us.”

The Vice President has indirectly admitted that a section of Nigerians are being unfairly hurt and that these hurt people should forgive and forget.