PFN urges all hands on deck for national development
Martins tasks FG on security
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has called on Nigerians to work together to leave good legacy for generations to come, if the country must grow.
PFN National President and General Superintendent of Gospel Light International Ministries, Dr. Felix Omobude, made this known in a chat with The Guardian.
Omobude said rather than clamour for political positions ahead of 2023, Nigerians should clamour for development, which he said could only be achieved through joint effort and selflessness.He, however, stressed that the constitution provided every Nigerian the right to aspire for the country’s number one seat, adding that the welfare of every citizen should be paramount to all as the country marks at 59 years of Independence.
His words, “Nigeria at 59, we have come a long way as an independent nation. But I don’t think we have met the visions of the nation’s founding fathers. We cannot boast of potable water for the people, constant electricity and good health facility.”
In the same vein, the Catholic Archbishop of the Lagos Metropolitan See, Adewale Martins, has called on government to tackle at least insecurity, which appears to be one of the greatest challenges in the country.
Martins, at a musical concert in Lagos, said that there was every reason to thank God for keeping the nation together in the face of daunting challenges.Nigerians, he added, are entitled to peace of mind in their country, hence the need to address the issue of insecurity.
He lamented that despite the huge amount that the government had reportedly spent on ammunition, “it is sad that some of our soldiers have been confronted several times with more sophisticated weapons by members of Boko Haram” resulting in the loss of some brave soldiers.“The real issue is that some of the ammunitions in the hands of our soldiers are old, making them prone to attack, and one can see why they are complaining.”
“Despite the claim that millions of naira had been used to purchase arms, Nigeria’s security remains fragile with our soldiers’ lives unsafe.“It is high time the head of the army found solution to this problem by making appropriate recommendations to the government to procure sophisticated weapons that could match the type their assailants always carry,” he said.
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