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Methodist bishop wants lawmakers to sacrifice part of their salaries

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Bishop, Methodist Church of the Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos, Nigeria, Rt. Rev. Oladapo Babalola, has urged leaders in the country, including lawmakers, to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice and commitment by sacrificing part of their salaries and allowances to take care of the poor.

He made the call during the celebration of John Wesley Day 2021 in Lagos, organised by the Council of Knights, Methodist Church Nigeria, Lagos Chapter, where the virtues of John Wesley and Charles Wesley bordering on sacrificial and life of commitment were extolled.

Babalola, who lamented the number of Nigerians dying daily as a result of poverty, said: “Why can’t they for once sacrifice part of their huge earnings.

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“I was privy to information sometime ago that our legislators in Nigeria are earning more than other lawmakers in the world.”

Meanwhile, Chairman, Lagos Chapter, Council of Methodist Knights, Dame Aba Omotunde Sagoe, urged parents, especially mothers, to emulate the life of Susannah Wesley, the mother of John and Charles Wesley, who despite having many children, took time to raise up both John and Charles and others in the right way.

She said: “Parents are so important, particularly mothers, because of their closeness to the children, who are always ready to confide in their mothers.

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