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Bishops task FG, politicians on good governance


Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye. Photo: ANGLICANNIGERIA

Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Humphrey Olumakaiye, has called on the Federal Government to revive Nigerians’ hope in the country’s leadership.

In the same vein, the General Overseer of The Holy Spirit Mission (a.k.a. Happy Family Centre), Bishop Charles Ighele, called on politicians to imbibe the lessons of Christmas to save and serve Nigerians as well as establish peace.

The clerics made the statements in their Christmas message to Nigerians yesterday.

Olumakaiye underscored the need to passionately call on Jesus Christ, the reason for Christmas, to restore the normal leader-follower relationship as well as government-citizens relationship in Nigeria, for an ordered and balanced life devoid of kidnappings, killings, hatred, suicide, terror, plague and bad governance.


He called on Nigerians to support the leaders to achieve the kind of nation everybody desires, while prophesying that the coming year would bring surprising victory to every Nigerian as God would fight every adversary troubling the nation.

Ighele, on his part, reminded the leaders that Jesus Christ came to the world to save and serve humanity.

He condemned those who see political leadership as avenue to grab one’s slice of the national cake and command respect.

The cleric rubbished the attitude of politicians and leaders, who get to an elective position, only to favour their families and cronies, leaving crumbs for those who voted them into power.

He warned that a third ‘estate’ that is neither apolitical nor partisan is emerging, with a measure of political literacy and sagacity.


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