Abbe tasks government on its divine, constitutional responsibilities over Nigerians
The Primate of The African Church, Most Revd. Julius Abbe, has called on the Federal Government to wake up to both its divine and constitutional responsibilities over Nigerians and revive hope in those who are fed up with the level of insecurity in the country.
Abbe, who described as unfortunate, the failure of the present administration in protecting lives and property of Nigerians, wondered if the administration realises its obligation to the citizens of the country.
He spoke at the 120 years anniversary celebration of The African Church which took place at The African Church Cathedral Salem, Ebute-metta, Lagos.
Abbe explaining what he meant by the government’s divine responsibility, said it was God who puts all the leaders in their various offices as stewards who will give account of all they do.
While throwing light on their constitutional responsibility, he said leaders swore oath to protect lives and property of Nigerians who voted for them, something they have reneged from.
He therefore called on Nigerians to get their PVCs and vote, believing that the next government would be better than the present administration by the mercy of Almighty God.
Abbe also called on Christians to vote and be interested in governance because when the righteous rules, there is peace and progress.
He described as very unhealthy the situation whereby Nigerians are put in confinement who are always afraid to travel for fear of being kidnapped or falling prey into the hands of bandits.
He asked Nigerians to be security conscious, and advised that if there is no cogent reason to travel, they should avoid traveling at night as most evils are perpetuated in the dark.
The cleric called on Churches to put up security apparatus that would encourage members and be confident of their safety whenever they are in the church.
He said that the church above all things, should seek refuge in God.
Abbe hinged the celebration of 120 years of the Church on God’s goodness, who has been keeping them standing, despite all storms and challenges as he vowed that the Church would not relent in the propagation of the gospel to across the world.