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Good Friday: Make sacrifice, Anglican bishop tells leaders

Samson Folarin

The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo, has asked leaders in the country to sacrifice for the future of Nigeria.

He urged people in the country to shun greed, violence and corruption, adding that everyone must embrace sacrificial living which characterised the life of Jesus Christ.

Ademowo spoke in a statement commemorating Good Friday.

The cleric stated that Good Friday represented freedom and salvation for mankind since it was the day Jesus Christ suffered and died for the sin of the world.

He said, “Good Friday teaches us to jettison all forms of abuse like gross corruption, kidnapping, stealing, violence and all forms of decay in our system that have put the nation where we are today.

“It is paramount to call on the citizens of this great country in the spirit of the season to imbibe the true spirit of nation building, which is characterised by sacrificial living as against the cankerworm of greed and grabbing, which has eaten deep into the fabric of our nation.

“There is also the need to end over-reliance on foreign personnel in the country’s oil and gas sector. The academic community should add value to the oil and gas industry by developing sustainable local technologies and personnel that will drive the country’s growth in the sector.”

He urged the Federal Government to fund infrastructure and develop local industries.

The cleric noted that with the death of Christ, no price should be seen as too big to pay by leaders in moving the country forward.

-Punch

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