How my father burnt everything I had for becoming a Christian – Sen Binta Garba

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The senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Binta Masi Garba, has recounted how her father burnt everything she had because she converted from Islam to Christianity.

The senator, who was in tears, disclosed this during a thanksgiving service organised to mark her 50th birthday at the Chapel of Praise International Church, Yola on Sunday.

Garba thanked God for making her a cornerstone after going through deprivation and rejection on account of her conversion.

She explained, “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.”


John is a University of Lagos-trained journalist. His views are always the end products of a deliberate search for information and knowledge. He has read almost every novel written by Chinua Achebe, Jeffrey Archer and Dan Brown. He is an expert Scrabble and draughts player who is also excellent at swimming. If you know the capitals of 45 African countries by heart, then you are exactly like him.

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