Nigeria’s progress tied to leadership, says fellowship
Speaking during the opening s of the 2018 Lagos National Convention in Lagos with the theme, “An Open Door”, he noted that quality and great leaders were known to have godly principles
Odedo therefore advised that as the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Nigerians should vote for candidates who have integrity, capacity and competence to work for the people.
He submitted that the country was in dire need of a set of leaders who had the genuine interest to deliver it from its multifarious challenges and put it on the part of glory, victory and economic enhancement.
On the theme of the event, he said: “The destiny of Nigeria is in God’s hands, and God who knows our hearts and the hearts of citizens of this nation. He hears the cry of the poor, the destitute, the needy, the afflicted, the widows, the orphans, and so many that have been displaced in this country, who are lamenting day and night before him.”
The occasion is the 87th convention of the global movement of laymen and the largest in the world. The national president said it comprised 3,500 chapters in Nigeria alone and about 6000 chapters internationally.
He said the gathering is an assembly of professionals, businessmen, prime ministers, presidents, governors, parliamentarians, high court judges and captains of industries among others.
He added: “We have come to Lagos from far and near, bringing men and women of this fellowship into the centre spot for us to be able to light a great fire, fire of integrity and transparency.”