Mrs. Binta Masi Garba was Speaking at a thanksgiving service organized to celebrate her 50th birthday at the Chapel of Praise International Church, Yola, Adamawa on Sunday, She is a Nigerian Senator that’s representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the red chamber. She narrated how her father burnt down her property after she accepted Jesus as he personal lord and saviour.
Senator Binta who talked about the transformation in her life which made her the cornerstone in her entire family as she goes into tears during the event, the Senator said she got all she has now after deprivation and rejection she suffered as a result of accepting Jesus Christ.
“I gave my life to Christ when I was in primary school. My father was infuriated and he burnt everything I had because of my decision to follow Christ. I suffered so much because of the name of Jesus. I would have been nothing if not for His grace. The rejected child, because of my faith, has become a cornerstone. I give glory to His name” she said.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President, also spoke at the thanksgiving service. He also called for the prayers for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita and other Christian appointees in the administration of President Muhammed Buhari so they can all make the desired impact in government.
He further revealed at the event which the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Boss Mustapha, Senator Nelson Effiong, who represented the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, and the Founder, Chapel of Praise Church International, Archbishop Fred Addo attended, that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed some of the finest Christians in his government in order to bring change.
“The truth of the matter is that in the government of today, we have some of the most erudite Christians, some of the best Christians occupying positions in government. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who is a pastor; the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita and of course I, the Vice-President are all Christians.
“But it is not enough to have Christians in government like myself. It is never enough. If you look through the scriptures whether it was Joseph, Daniel or Esther, every person who made an impact in governance in the scripture that we see was supported by the prayers of the people of God.
“God is not moved unless we move His hands in the place of prayers. We are in a period in history when God wants to do something that is why some of us are in government. The opportunity must not be lost, your prayers to God will make that difference” he said.