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Cleric urges government to use resources for common good

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Primate-elect of The African Church Cathedral, Lagos Mainland Diocese, His Grace, The Most Reverend Julius Osayande Abbe, has called on governments at all levels to consider the plight of the masses and execute initiatives that will make people live well and enjoy dividends of democracy.

The cleric noted that the government had the social responsibility, by virtue of its social contract with the people, to ensure that available resources were used to the majority’s advantage.

The religious leader, who spoke at the church’s Annual Adult Harvest/thanksgiving service, with the theme: “Harvest of Great Redemption,” in Lagos, noted that God had been gracious to Nigeria with the endowment of natural and human resources, which ought to be utilised by leaders for the common good.

Speaking on the social order in the country, Primate Abbe observed that the breakdown of morality starts from home, in that parents have the responsibility to train their children in the fear of God, while also leading a life worthy of emulation.

He advised parents to teach their children in the way of the Lord so that they will grow to become useful citizens to themselves and the nation.

He condemned parents who engage in stealing the nation’s resources, rather than using such to cater for future generations.

In the area of education, the cleric urged the government to invest more in the youths to enable national development.

He implored the government to fix infrastructure, particularly energy, which is capable of solving more than half of the nation’s problems and getting the economy on the right path.


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