Amosun tasks church on spiritual duties
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun yesterday called on the Church to rise up to its spiritual role of re-awakening the people to the path of peace and truth in order to put at bay attitudes that hitherto have become aberration, which have turned out to become daily occurrences in the society.
Amosun who spoke at the second session of the third Synod of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Diocese of Egba West held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital lamented the high level of moral in the society.
According to him, despite the multiplicity of Churches in the country, the high level of moral and spiritual decadence in the society is alarming, adding that these misdeeds are even found in the places of worship.
The Governor disclosed, “We must remind ourselves that the Church, more than before, has more work on its hand. A need to re-awaken our moral sense. The church has a vital role to play in spiritual re-awakening of the people to path of peace and truth”.
Amosun who was represented by the Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle, said the Church should rise up to the challenges being faced in this age by sincerely offering itself to the service of God, the State and Mankind.
He said, the theme “For God is Love” is apt, calling for the exhibition of genuine love which includes forgiveness at all times in order for Christian’s work to be complete and acceptable before God.
The Governor expressed appreciation to all religious groups in the State for maintaining religious harmony with people from other faiths and sued for the sustenance of religious co-existence so that the State will continue to be a model for others to follow.
The Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Revd Samuel Oludele Ogundeji in his ‘Bishop’s charge’ said indeed God is love as he has demonstrated His love to Nigeria by keeping it as one despite all odds.
Ogundeji said but for the love of God, Nigeria would have experienced social unrest, citing the 2015 general elections, economic down turn, non-availability of social and infrastructural amenities as some of the challenges that could have led to rancour and social unrest.