The founder of one of Nigeria’s mega churches, Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi is a man used to preaching to people.

But when he met President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday as Nigeria marked 58 independent anniversary, it was his turn to receive the sermon from the president.

President Buhari’s theme was Nigeria and he started by telling the man of God that God did not make a mistake by making Nigeria a multi-ethnic nation.

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He added that Nigerians must appreciate God for bringing everyone together in one country.

“God did not make a mistake when he created over 250 different ethnic groups and decided to put them in a place called Nigeria,” Buhari said.

“We must appreciate God for bringing us together. He knows what he was doing. He didn’t make a mistake,” the President noted.

Describing Nigeria as “a great country’’ endowed with human and natural resources, the President said, “We have challenges in trying to get people to understand us.

“With my experience as a governor, Minister of Petroleum, Head of State, Chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund, I thought I had seen it all, but Nigeria has a way of going at its own speed.

“My morale is raised by your visit. I very much appreciate it.’’

In his remarks, Kumuyi, said it was an honour to be received by the President on a busy day as October 1.

He told the President that he appreciated the government.

“Please, remain focused and courageous and do what is right. Not everyone will support you publicly, but we are praying for you so that your tenure will be one of progress and prosperity for the country,’’ Kumuyi told Buhari.