A former media aide to Nigeria’s immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has disagreed with Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on his comment that prayer and fasting alone cannot help grow the country.
Osinbajo, while addressing civil servants in Abuja pointed out that prayer and fasting alone cannot help grow Nigeria if the needed hardwork is not put into it.
But Okupe, reacting via his twitter handle, @DoyinOkupe, quoted some portions of the bible to back up his claims that prayer and fasting can actually help Nigeria out of the current economic situation and other crisis.
He wrote, “I beg to disagree with VP, yes there is no substitute to hardwork but that alone can’t make a nation great but fasting and 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.
“Jehoshaphat army did not have to fight. They did not lift a finger. God fought their battles. They did not have to lift a finger but yet had victory.
“2nd Kings chapter 3 :17 KJV: ‘For thus saith the Lord, yea shall not see wind, neither shall yea see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water.”