Doyin Okupe and Osinbajo
Chief Doyin Okupe, a former senior special assistant to former President Jonathan (public affairs), has faulted acting president Yemi Osinbajo over his statement that fasting and prayer are not enough in nation building.

Okupe in a series of tweets said, “I beg to disagree, with VP. Nobody can limit God or compartmentalize Him.

“No matter how much you pray and fast, our country cannot grow without some of us deciding to do the hard work that makes nation’s work,” Osinbajo had said while speaking to mid-level civil servants on Wednesday.

Responding to this, Okupe in series of tweets disagreed with Prof. Osinbajo, insisting that God cannot be compartmentalized.


He said, “I beg to disagree with VP. Yes, there is no substitute for hard work but that alone can’t make a Nation great. But God, fasting & prayer certainly will.

“We can neither limit the extent of God’s power nor can we compartmentalize his area of influence. God is sovereign. He can do any and all things

“I am sorry the VP is wrong. Nobody can limit God or compartmentalize Him. He won a war for Jehoshaphat without his army lifting a finger.

“Jehoshaphat’s army did not have to fights. They did not lift a finger. God fought their battles. They did not have to lift a finger yet had victory”

Okupe quoted II Kings 3:17 KJV to buttress his poi.

He tweeted, “2 Kings 3:17. KJV for thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled at water.”

The former aide further compared Nigeria with some other countries which he claimed “are not close to Nigeria” despite their hardwork.

He said, “Many African countries are hard working and diligent. Yet they are not close to Nigeria. Examples abound around us.

“God is not about reality. God is about supernatural possibilities. u don’t have to blv. it is not for fun US put “in His we trust” on d $”

Okupe also stated, “The Chinese worship other gods. Yes their economy is buoyant. It’s part of God’s will. They will serve a purpose in His end time agenda. Watch”

“Yes I have not seen manna in recent times but God still sends other things from heaven, visible& invisible. In God’s time Nigeria will be ok

“Work, here does not refer to working for daily bread. It is what do u have to show for yr faith What if u achieved thru faith?

“America is the greatest nation on earth. They pray more than us but more importantly their founding fathers revered God ours worshiped Satan

“We will never stop praying. God is just starting wt this country. Eyes hv not seen and ears hv not heard what d Lord is about w do wt Nigeria.”

I beg 2 disagree wt VP.Yes there is no substitute 4 hard work but that alone cant make a Nation great.But God,fasting&prayer certainly will. https://t.co/sG9jZ0vZ2r





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