Cleric tasks leaders on love for Nigerians as church celebrates 60th anniversary
Pastor and Spiritual Head, Faith Revivalists Christian Mission (Aladura), His Grace, Shepherd Alfred Taiwo, has told Nigerian leaders that the bane of the problem facing the country can be sum up as lack of love and care for citizens, leading to the mass exodus of youth abroad for greener pastures.
He made the remark during a media briefing on the line up of programmes for the 60th anniversary celebration of the Church with the theme: “Christ, the Foundation of His Church”, that commences from December 4 to December 11, 2022 at the church premises in Shomolu, Lagos.
Taiwo said the carefree attitude of leaders in the country towards the pains of citizens has culminated into youth leaving for opportunities in foreign land. He wondered if the leaders believe that one day, they will leave their ill-gotten wealth at the time God decides and depart to face Almighty God in judgment.
“My submission is that leaders in Nigeria should fear God, realise that God can take anyone away at His own discretion as He took away one of the leaders of this country suddenly at a time.
“The ultimate goal is to show love to the citizenry and eschew wickedness by giving everybody in the country, true sense of belongings and realising the fact that all leaders brought nothing into the world and would take nothing out.
“My advice to the youth is to believe in God that it shall be well with Nigeria. Though the unpalatable situation in the country is responsible for their fleeing to other countries, they should be optimistic that it is going to be well with Nigeria while I ask every Nigerian to have their voter’s card and vote wisely in the coming elections,” he said.
The Deputy Pastor of the Church, Prophet Olaseni Oluga, disclosed the various activities for the 60th anniversary of the Church to include, memorial service where posthumous awards would be given to departed leaders on December 4; divine service where Provost, African Church, Venerable Segun Oladosu will minister on December 6; visitations to SOS village, Old People’s Home and some elders in the church who are challenged and could not longer attend Church service December 7; medical outreach to members of the community, including members of the Church on December 9, musical concert on December 10 while December 11 has been set aside as the Thanksgiving Day.
The Assistant Pastor of the church, Most Elder Evangelist Olajide Olusoga, said the celebration focuses on giving thanks to God for seeing the church through these 60 years and to impact lives.