ABUJA – The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Mr Linus Awute, has urged Nigerians to join hands with the Federal Government to fight the security challenge facing the country.
Awute made the call at church service marking 25th marriage anniversary of Charles Omalu, Director of Finance and Accounting, Office of Secretary to Government of Federation on Sunday in Abuja,
“Security is the responsibility of every body, we must key into this problem by ensuring that we stem and checkmate it.
“If we love this country, we should join the government to fight for the betterment of the nation. It is our collective responsibilities’’, he said.
The permanent secretary said the media also had a role to play by promoting government programmes and policies positively.
“The media should continue to help us, not only to report events but also monitor the activities around the city and protect the lives of citizens.’’
Awute congratulated Omalu and his family and wished them long life and prosperity.
Mrs Sarah Jibril, the Special Adviser to the President on Ethics and Values, called on Nigerians to embrace peace and love one another.
“It is ethical to love one another and to live a righteous life. If we can embrace peace and follow the commandments of God Almighty, our country will be better’’, she said.
Jibril reminded Nigerians of the joy of living together as one people under one nation, adding that there was more to gain by being together than constantly being at war.
She commended the couple for renewing their marriage vows, adding that it was an indication that their marriage was strongly backed with love, peace and fear of God.
“I advise young couples to obey and renew their marriage vows as by so doing, they are not only building the entire family, but the church and the nation as well’’, Jibril said.
Most Rev. Peter Okpareke, the Bishop of Ahiara Diocese, Imo State, called on Nigerians to be committed to serving God and praying for the nation.
Okpareke urged Nigerians not to relent in their prayers and assured that God had answers to all the country’s challenges.
Mr Fednard Agu, the Senior Special Adviser to the President, Office of the SGF, said that the marriage was blessed with love of God.
The couple, Mr and Mrs Omalu, said they were delighted and grateful to God for the opportunity given to them to celebrate their 25th anniversary.
“For me and my entire family, we will dedicate the rest of our lives to the service of God and humanity.
“We will remain grateful to God who kept us to this time and I pray he will continue to guide us till eternity.’’ (NAN)