Methodist prelate tasks Nigerians to recommit themselves
The Prelate/Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, His Eminence Ekpeyong Nyong Akpanika, yesterday, thanked Nigerians for keeping faith with the country since 1960.
He tasked them to recommit selves to the progress and development of the country as it marked its 62 Independence Day, saying: “Nigeria has a prominent place in God’s plans”.
In his goodwill message tagged: “ A Chance For The Rebirth Of A Nation,” his first goodwill message to Nigerians as the prelate/Moderator, issued by the Head of Information and Public Affairs, Rev. Nnoke Ibe, he said: “I strongly believe that God Almighty that has always been there for us, will chart a path through the uncertainties of the times and help us see the light of a new dawn as a nation.
“ On deep reflection, we are forced to conclude that Nigeria at 62 is not yet the nation of our dream. Unfortunately, we are still grappling with some primary and elementary issues bordering on corruption, poor infrastructure, insecurity, tribalism, religious crisis, ethnic divisions, industrial actions, underdevelopment, banditry, poor social services among others…”
Meanwhile, the Prelate acknowledged that it must have been hectic for President Muhammadu Buhari to steer the ship of leadership of a nation, whose challenges seem intractable and insurmountable.
He still expressed optimism that “the grace of God has been upon him, as he has exhibited uncommon strength of purpose and determination to make positive impact as the leader of a country like Nigeria with diverse problems and expectations”.