The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District in the
Senate, Mrs. Binta Masi Garba, on Sunday narrated how all that she had
were set ablaze by her biological father after she gave her life to
She spoke during a thanksgiving service organised to mark her 50th
birthday at the Chapel of Praise International Church, Yola on Sunday.
Binta, who broke down in tears at the service, said;
deprivation and rejection she suffered after accepting Jesus Christ as
her Lord and Saviour.
She said, “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
In his remark, the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi
Osinbajo, called for prayers for leaders, particularly Christians
holding various positions in the highest level of government in the
He specifically called for 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 that
they could make the desired impact in government.
he believed that President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed some of the
finest Christians in his government in order to bring change.
He however said that though himself, Mustapha and Winifred among a
few others are very good Christians, he urged Christians to support them
He said, “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.”
The colourful church thanksgiving service was attended by 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.