Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged Nigerians to go beyond rhetorics and begin to work for the unity of the country.
He said the nation’s present challenges were a prelude to prosperity.
Osinbajo spoke at the 2017 Independence Day Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian Centre, Abuja.
The theme of the event was ‘National Unity in the Bond of Peace and Love’.
He noted that the greatest commandment in the scripture is “Love the Lord, your God, with all your strength and love your neighbour as yourself.”
He remarked that as the Bible recommended the principle ought to be the watchword for all citizens to love even their enemies.
The vice president also offered prayers for the nation, noting that it would blossom and overcome challenges, and that the glory of the former days would be nothing to be compared to the glory of the latter days.