By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and the presiding Bishop of the Sword of Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, Bishop Francis Wale Oke on Sunday advised Nigerians living abroad to develop positive attitude about the nation.
Bishop Wale Oke who is presently in the United States of America for the annual convention of his ministry in America and Canada said this while speaking at the dedication of a branch of the Sword of Spirit Ministries church in Maryland, USA.
The PFN President pointed out that concerted efforts must be made by all Nigerians to ensure the nation does not become a failed state as being envisaged in some quarters, saying, ” the truth of the matter is that, there’s no place like home”.
” In this wise, I want to implore all Nigerians living in other countries of the world, to develop positive disposition towards Nigeria. Unless we all see the country as our common heritage and a project that must not fail, we will continue to move in the abyss of hopelessness and by so doing, ruining the future of generations yet unborn” he said
Emphasizing that “though Nigeria is currently at crossroads and going through some challenges that bother on insecurity and economic hardship, among others, the situation was not irredeemable
Bishop Wale Oke stressed that with sincerity of purpose and the fear of God, especially on the part of the country’s leaders, the nation would be bailed out of the doldrums it has found itself.
“There’s no doubt, Nigeria and Nigerians are going through some difficult moments occasioned by banditry,killer fulani herdsmen, general insecurity, corruption and untold economic hardship, we can come out of the woods if we all sincerely pursue equity and justice” .
While appealing to the government to evolve solutions that could cushion the effect of the challenges the country is facing, the Bishop urged Nigerians in the diaspora to always commit the nation in their prayers for it to overcome the myriad of problems confronting It.
“I want to implore all Nigerians including those abroad to continue to be fervent in their prayers for Nigeria so that the nation’s current situation will transit into a season of peace and rest for all of us. There is nothing like peace; it enhances growth and development on all fronts. This we should always covet” the PFN President, asserted.