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Oke Tasks FG on re-engineering the nation, economy as Church ends convention

By Chris Irekamba
18 September 2022   |   2:36 am
The President, Sword of the Spirit Ministries and Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has called on the leadership to urgently restructure

Secretary to the Oyo State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun (left); First Lady of Oyo State, Engr. (Mrs) Tamunominini Makinde; Convener of the 40th Anniversary of Holy Ghost Convention, Bishop Francis Wale Oke; his wife, Rev (Dr.) Mrs Victoria Tokunbo Oke; Evangelist Ekkehard Hornburg and representative of the Vice President, Pastor Seyi Malomo praying during the 40th Anniversary of Holy Ghost Convention in Ibadan

The President, Sword of the Spirit Ministries and Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has called on the leadership to urgently restructure, re-engineer and re-orientate the nation, saying all sectors of the nation are currently plummeting.

Calling for urgent steps to be taken to avoid the looming danger in future, Oke who is also the President, of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), said: “Billions are deployed into politics, yet the government cannot deploy money into education for our children, who are the future and strength of this nation.”

The cleric, who spoke at the first graduation ceremony of the International Leadership School (ILS), at the just-concluded 40th anniversary of the Holy Ghost Convention in Ibadan, urged the graduands to know that their graduation marks a new beginning of productivity, impact, and putting smiles on the faces of the people.

As leaders, he said they should make a difference in their circle of influence; locally, nationally and globally.

“You must make up your mind to be agents of light and agents of stamping out the moral decadence that is threatening to swallow Nigeria,” he stated.

Also, in his remarks, the former Vice Chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, who is also the Bishop Theologian of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and a lecturer in the International Leadership School, Professor Dapo Asaju, described leadership in the church as being peculiar. He said that the church is a big player in the country’s progress and must provide credible leadership.

Citing Apostle Paul as a perfect role model of a credible leader, Asaju urged the graduands to put the knowledge they have acquired to good use.

He said: “All Christians need to go back to the truth of the Bible and shun engagements with needless arguments or supporting ungodly lifestyles like homosexual, gays, lesbians, and the likes.”

The event, which was held at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan, also had in attendance General Overseers of ministries across the globe, Bishops in council, Senior Pastors as well as friends and well-wishers of the graduands.