COVID-19: Why God spared my life —Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, asked Nigerians who survived COVID-19 and witness the New Year to thank God for His mercies.
Obasanjo said he knew the reason God spared his life to witness the New Year despite the turbulence and challenges posed to humanity in 2020 by COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the ex-president, he was spared by God purposely to “serve Him and humanity more and more”.
Obasanjo, who is the Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Ogun State, spoke at the second annual Thanksgiving Service of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.
The former president said he survived 202o not because he was more righteous or cleverer than any of those that were swept away by the pandemic in Nigeria, Africa, and the rest of the world.
He said it dawned on him clearer that God purposely kept him alive to serve Him and humanity 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.