The former president stated this while speaking as a Guest of Honour during the dedication of the St. Moses Orimolade Holy Land, the Cenotaph of C&S Founder, on Saturday.
According to Obasanjo, most people are acting as if everything starts and ends on Earth.
He said: “There is always a day of reckoning. Christianity was brought to us and many of our people made great contributions and they are unsung heroes now. Missionaries came but we have our own missionaries and leaders and Moses Orimolade was one of them.
“It is because of the church that you and I have the assurance of salvation. Our own church leaders who paid their own prize also helped in spreading the gospel and we pray their efforts are not in vain.”
Reacting to reports that he stopped the tomb of Orimolade from being removed during a road construction, Obasanjo said Nigeria’s heroes should be celebrated.
“When I was told the road work would affect the tomb of Baba Orimolade and even the church set up there in his memory, I agreed that the road is bent to accommodate the preservation of the tomb and the church.
“If I had insisted that the road should not be bent or the contractor insisted and I agreed, the body of Orimolade would have been exhumed and the church may not be here.”
“The action I took in the past, I don’t know it would result in what we are witnessing today and this edifice we are dedicating being here,” he said.