President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke has pleaded with Nigerians to stop the blame game but rather work together to take Nigeria out of the doldrums.
Bishop Oke made the call in an independence message sent to Church Times.
He said the task of making Nigeria great is the responsibility of all Nigerians.
He urged both the rulers and the led to desist from the known traditional blame-games often associated with incidences in the country.
The PFN president insisted that every Nigerian has a role to play if the nation must be restored to its glorious past.
While noting that every Nigerian is concerned about the country’s situation, he said, “If we must find our back to the glorious past where religion, ethnicity, and security among other present-day challenges were never our problems or issues of concern, then all of us must truthfully work together as an indivisible entity for our own good”
The PFN president called for an end to segregation, nepotism, and favoritism. He urged Nigerians home and abroad, to embrace God by fearing and worshiping him truthfully.
“Any group of people or country that repudiate God in its undertakings is already doomed and will always incur the wrath of the Almighty. So let’s go back to the basics by making God our first in all things. We are not talking about religion here,” Wale Oke stated.
The clergyman who is also the presiding Bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, however, expressed the optimism that the country would be great as envisioned by the founding fathers.
He implored the Federal Government to do all it can to revamp the nation’s ailing economy while also lamenting the dwindling value of the naira.
“Something urgently must be done to salvage the situation because this is having a telling effect on Nigerians, especially with every item becoming prohibitive. Let our economic experts swing into action to arrest the increasing prices of food and other goods. God will help us”