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NCPC boss seeks purposeful leadership for Nigeria

By Kehinde Olatunji
23 December 2021   |   2:47 am
Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, has called for purposeful leadership in Nigeria, even as he urged citizens to work towards

Yakubu Pam

Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, has called for purposeful leadership in Nigeria, even as he urged citizens to work towards keeping the nation united.

“All we need is to make sure we have good leaders in place. We will use our voting rights to vote for the best people who can unite us and also build us up. I believe that power comes from God but we can also play a part. That is my word to Nigerians. We need to endure with one another and see how we can succeed in making sure the country is united and moves together,” he said.

Speaking during an interaction with journalists in Lagos on the forthcoming pilgrimage in December, Pam said: “These are trying times for the country. There are crises here and there. Part of my duty is to go round and douse the tension. The tensions are really high, and this happens anytime Nigeria is about to pass from one regime to another.

“But we must get honest people who are able to stand in the gap. We must not play with the sovereignty and unity of Nigeria, otherwise, if anything happens, where will we run? Nigeria is the biggest country of the Black people, and this is the only place we have for now. If there is trouble, are we going to run to Togo, Chad or Ghana? Can these countries take our size?”

He added: “It is better we manage the rough boat than escape it. Let’s bear with one another – Christians, Muslims – what we need to do is to strongly share fellowship. I was at the wedding of the daughter of the governor of Bauchi. He is a Muslim while I am a Christian. I met emirs and lots of people there, and we mixed up. This is what this country needs now.”

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