PFN president, Omobude, calls for true federalism
The National President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministries, (New Covenant Gospel Church), Rev. Felix Omobude, has called for true federalism, equity as well as safety and security of every Nigerian, wherever they live.
He also urged government to resolve the lingering issues with Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to ensure that those that needed medical attention are attended to.
The PFN leader charged the Federal Government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASSU) to reach a compromised, so that academic activities can resume and students go back to school.
Omobude, who spoke yesterday during his visit to Akwa Ibom State, lent his support to calls for restructuring the country, said at a press conference after his tour.
He condemned all forms of hate speeches and called on government to ensure that youths are gainfully employed, adding that Nigerians want regular power supply, water and food on their table, as well as health and educational systems devoid of strikes.
Omobude implored government to take more proactive measures to nip the issue of Boko Haram and herdsmen menace in the bud, while advising Nigerians to live in peace with one another.
He reiterated PFN’s commitment to assisting victims of disasters in and outside the country.The state PFN Chairman and Pastor in charge of Insight Bible Church, Dr. Sylvanus Ukafia, described the visit as a blessing, especially as the state celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Earlier in Imo State, Omobude decried the prevailing discordant voices in the polity and reminded Nigerians that God deliberately constituted Nigeria diversely for a divine purpose.
Speaking in Umuahia at the Cathedral of Holy Ghost Day Bible Church in the Abia State capital during this year’s Apostolic Visitation, with the theme, ‘A Word From A Father,’ Omobude urged Nigerians to know that God is a God of diversity.
He said: “If God wanted all Nigerians to be Christians or Muslims, He has the power, but He did not do so; He allowed Christian, Muslims and other religions.
“So, we must respect God’s view in our national life. That is the way we can pursue the path of unity in our country.”Omobude urged the citizenry and members of the church to join active politics and not to forget their core value of faith and forgiveness of one another, saying: “Forgiveness is part of our own culture. I call on Christians to be circumspect and be wise. It is by coming together like this that we can wade off the enemy.”
The PFN president further urged Christians to live in peace and forge ahead in their daily mission, as ordained by God, despite the incessant attack on them across the country.
State Chairman of PFN, Bishop Chikezie Elekwa, said intimate relationship exists between the newly-elected executive officers, the ministers and members of different churches and ministries under PFN.