Inflammatory remarks could worsen nation’s situation –– Abiodun
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has called on Nigerians to desist from using inflammatory words capable of aggravating the current situation in the country.
According to him, only the prevalence of peace, harmony, and tranquility can guarantee the country’s attainment of national development and growth.
Speaking at the Leadership Capacity Building Conference of the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigeria Pentecost Fellowship (PFN), in Abeokuta, the governor noted that the theme of the Conference, “The Throne of Grace, Building of Nations Through the Church,” was appropriate especially at this time when the country is experiencing insecurity and several other challenges.
“As individual citizens, we have to be patriotic in our utterances and deeds. All of us need to desist from using inflammatory words, which are capable of aggravating the situation. Let us continue to build bridges instead of fences.
“Nigeria is faced with lots of challenges like insecurity issues, the exchange rate, and others that have affected our economy. All these create uncertainty and have effects on our psychic,” he noted.
He described the church as one of the institutions that have played vital roles in educating, enlightening, and embarking on citizens’ orientation of their civic duties as patriotic citizens, saying that it was important for Nigerians to be mindful of the type of leaders they choose in the forthcoming elections, as it would impact on their wellbeing.
“Leadership is a dynamic revolutionary process of influencing behaviour, which means influencing the actions of others towards a shared purpose. It is about character, influence, integrity, and the positive impact made on the lead.”
“We must choose leaders that will impact our lives and that of the next generation. We all have individual and collective roles to play for the development of our state, nation, and humanity,” the governor emphasised.
The Chairman, of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, Apostle Ahmed Otaru, said the meeting was to impact positively on leaders for the effective administration of the church.