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Cleric urges leadership with fear of God


LAGOS – Monsignor Gabriel Osu, Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, on Sunday  urged Nigerians to demonstrate the fear of God in leadership to enhance national development.

Osu made the appeal while delivering a sermon at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Lekki, Lagos.

He said that leadership was a privilege from God, urging that leaders would be required to give account of their stewardships.

“Leaders should understand that whatever things they do, they will give account of them to God.

“Our leaders should endeavour to do what is just.

“This is because a leader is not in the position of authority to represent a clique, religion or tribe, but to represent God,” he said.

He said that there was the need for peaceful coexistence among religious groups in Nigeria to promote national growth.

Osu said that Nigerians should be willing to forgive and reconcile with one another to reduce conflict and violence.

The cleric urged Nigerians to tolerate and accommodate one another to enable the country’s leaders give much attention societal development. (NAN)

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