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Nigeria’s woes not irredeemable, says Oke

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Bishop Francis Wale Oke

PFN chief seeks positive attitude towards nation
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, yesterday, said the insecurity and economic hardship Nigeria is currently going through was not irredeemable.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians living abroad to develop positive attitude towards the nation.

Oke, who is also the Presiding Bishop of Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, said that concerted efforts must be made by all Nigerians to ensure the nation does not become a failed state as being envisaged in some quarters.

The cleric, in a statement made available to The Guardian by Wale Oke Media Office, Ibadan, said: “The truth of the matter is that there is no place like home. In this wise, I want to implore all Nigerians living in other countries of the world to develop positive disposition towards Nigeria. Unless we all see the country as our common heritage and a project that must not fail, we will continue to move in the abyss of hopelessness and by so doing ruining the future of generations yet unborn.”

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According to the PFN President, with sincerity of purpose and the fear of God, especially on the part of the country’s leaders, the nation would be bailed out of the doldrums it has found itself.

“There is no doubt Nigeria and Nigerians are going through some difficult moments occasioned by banditry, killer Fulani herdsmen, general insecurity, corruption and untold economic hardship, we can come out of the woods if we all sincerely pursue equity and justice,” he stressed.

While appealing to the government to evolve solutions that could cushion the effect of the challenges the country is facing, the Bishop urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to always commit the nation to prayers for it to overcome the myriad of problems confronting it.

“I want to implore all Nigerians, including those abroad, to continue to be fervent in their prayers for Nigeria so that the nation’s current situation will transit into a season of peace and rest for all of us. There is nothing like peace; it enhances growth and development on all fronts. This we should always covet,” the PFN President further said.

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