Clerics urge incoming administration to rule justly, with courage




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– Three religious leaders on Friday in Lagos admonished public office holders in the next political dispensation  to be courageous and just in their dealings with Nigerians.

The clerics gave the advice in their Good Friday messages in separate interviews with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN) in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

They said Nigerians should pray to God at Easter to grant those that would form the new administration the spirit to initiate policies that would move the country to greater height.

Rev. Fr. Daniel Alozie of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos State, in his own Easter message, urged the would-be public office holders to govern with fairness in whatever capacity they would find themselves.

“Do not be like Pontius Pilate who did not have the courage to Jesus Christ free despite his conviction that Christ was innocent of the brought against him.

“Pilate, instead, considered his political survival and was more afraid of men, instead of God.

“The Nigerian political class should trust on God’s promise of eternity as they do the right thing.’’

Also, Mr Raymond Michael, the General Overseer of Miracle Evangelical Church at Alaba, Lagos, told NAN that the peaceful election of March 28 was an evidence of God’s grace abounding with Nigeria.

He said “most Christians used the 40 days of Lent to fast and pray for peaceful polls and for God to have a hand in who will lead us for another four years.

“God made it possible that religion, ethnicity or sectional interest did not plunge our nation and the polls into confusion.’’

He then urged Nigerians to pray to God at Easter to raise for them leaders that would be able to solve the nation’s challenges.

Similarly, Mr Kehinde Charles, a Pastor with Redeem Christian Church of God at Igbobo, Ikorodu, said that “the passion of Christ has taught Christians that greatness comes with a price.’’

He urged public office holders at all levels to be steadfast in against corruption, adding that they should know that their successes would not come easy.

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“As Christ put the salvation of the world in His heart, so also should those that will make- the ruling class in the next dispensation have the people’s development in their hearts,” he said. (NAN)
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