Place national interest above personal ambitions, Ndukuba tells politicians
The Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Most Rev. (Dr.) Henry Ndukuba has enjoined political office holders to make sacrifices and initiate policies that would address challenges that are facing the country.
According to him, the country will experience great transformation when leaders at all levels submit themselves to divine authority.
He also admonished the political class to be ready to place national interest above personal ambitions, just as the resurrection of Jesus Christ brought hope to mankind.
Ndukuba, who is also the Bishop of Abuja, appealed to the Federal Government to speedily resolve the industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) so that students can return to school as soon as possible.
Advising the electorate to vote credible candidates into office in 2023, the cleric stated that only leaders with a fear of God, and love for humanity should be voted into offices.
Ndukuba who said this in Abuja, during his Easter homily, while speaking on the theme: “He is Risen Indeed,” urged Christians to put into practise, the purpose of Christ’s resurrection, His life of victory, hope and divine power.
According to him, the resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfilled God’s promise for mankind and accomplished a lot, which Christians should appropriate in their lives and amid the challenges they may be facing.
He said: “Brothers and sisters, He is risen. He is alive. He lives forever. This same Jesus ascended into heaven, gloriously, powerfully, taking captivities captives and releasing gifts to men. And today, He is here to give us life. He is here to give us hope. He is here to accomplish in us, the victory that He has won for us on the cross of Calvary, and by His resurrection. Let us then, pursue the purpose of His resurrection. For in His resurrection we can see the fulfilment of the word of God. God has kept every promise He has made to us.”