Nigerian Leaders Told To Repent Of Actions Capable Of Backwardness May 24, 2012Posted by Ibompulpit in Government, News, Organization, Religion, Society.
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Top Left: Govenror Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and the National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor in a chat during the National Elxecutive Council Meeting of CAN in Uyo, Wednesday.
Top Middle: Akwa Ibom’s Governor Godswill Akpabio (middle in white), his deputy, Mr. Nsima Ekere (to his right) and CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor in a group photograph with the National Exco CAN in Government House, Uyo.
Top Right: (L-R) Mr. Nsima Ekere, Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor, Chief Godswill Akpabio, Governor, and Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor, CAN President, singing hymns during the opening ceremony of CAN National Exco Meeting in Uyo.
Bottom Left: Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor, CAN president (middle) with Governor Godswill Akpabio (left) and CAN State Chairman, Bishop Cletus Bassey (Right) during the National Executive Council Meeting of CAN in Uyo, Wednesday.
Bottom Middle: Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom in a warm handshake with CAN President, Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor during the opening ceremony of the CAN National Exco meeting in Uyo.
Bottom Right: Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State (left) presenting a souvenir to Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria during a courtesy call in Government House, Uyo.
NIGERIAN LEADERS TOLD TO REPENT OF ACTIONS CAPABLE OF BACKWARDNESS
Nigerian leaders have been asked to repent and purge themselves of actions and decisions that could plunge the country into backwardness.
Governor Godswill Akpabio who made the call Wednesday when the National President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritesejafor paid him a courtesy visit at Governor’s Lodge, Uyo, said past and present leaders should repent of their actions that are responsible for the predicament in the country.
Akpabio stated ”All the leaders in Nigeria, both past and present, must repent. We must purge ourselves of actions that can lead to war. We must collectively come together to face the challenges we are facing”.
He recalled that after the Nigerian civil war, there were three R’s (Reconciiation, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation) in which most people expected true reconciliation to have started from the then Eastern Region, yet the reconciliation started from the then Wesetern Region, noting “If Nigeria had done true reconciliation, the situation we are experiencing today would not have arisen”.
He remarked that the actions by the leaders then resulted in a situation where some people in other regions were impoverished while others in other regions grew fatter, saying “Nigerian leaders in the past have over the years spent many years suppressing some sections of the country. And you cannot hold down a man without staying down with him. It is time to allow all sections to rise”.
The Governor condemned injustice perpetrated by some past leaderships which, according to him, have resulted in the present security challenges in the country.
The CAN President, Pastor Oritesejafor said due the evidence of performance and love for God, he has come to appreciate the Governor and the state.
Pastor Oritesejafor who was accompanied by Primate Nicholas Oko of Anglican Church of Nigeria and Primate Emmanuel J. Udofia of The African Church of Nigeria, among others, commended Akpabio for donating funds towards the building of CAN headquarters in Abuja and for maintaining a cordial working relationship with the church in the state.
“You are a blessing not only to Akwa Ibom but also to Nigeria. People inspire people and you are an inspiration to others…Nigeria could be a better place if everybody who has opportunity to lead can desire to transform the the place he presides over”, he noted.
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