There is hope for Nigeria, says Okonkwo
Nigerians have been enjoined not to lose hope in spite of the daunting socio-economic challenges facing the country, but stand in prayers, which can change situations and circumstances, no matter how complex they might look.
The Bishop of TREM, Dr. Mike Okonkwo, while lauding the dogged resilience of Nigerians, who are always ready to weather every storm that comes their way, added: “We cannot afford to throw up our hands in despair. So, I encourage every Nigerian to continue to contribute his or her quota to the peace, prosperity and development of this great nation.”
He urged Nigerians not to poiticise issues that they come, but deal with them holistically without ethnic or tribal sentiments, noting: “As we prepare to enter the New Year, I urge our leaders not to lose hope, but to take a cue from their counterparts in the developed world by burying their political differences and tackling national issues with the urgency they deserve, rather than politicize them.”
The cleric called on Nigerians, particularly Christians, to continually pray for the country and all political office holders for God’s grace and wisdom in steering the ship of state to enable Nigerians arrive at God’s ordained destiny for them.
“Let us also pray that violence, kidnappings and insurgency will cease in Nigeria, because no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of violence.
“I encourage everyone to remain steadfast in faith, knowing that God’s will for this great nation can never be aborted.
“I am a firm believer that the coming year would be better for us all. Indeed, the earth shall yield her increase for us. We shall all see the Nigeria of our dreams,” he stated.