Diamond Jubilee: Cleric says it’s time for sincere transformation, genuine renewal
Lagos, Oct. 1, 2020 Bishop Femi Ajakaye of the Catholic Diocese of Ekiti says it is time for sincere transformation and genuine renewal, as Nigeria celebrates its 60th Independence anniversary.
Ajakaye said, in a statemen on Thursday in Lagos, that “today is the anniversary of yesterday, while tomorrow is the celebration of today.”
According to him, Nigerians must reduce rhetoric and blame game, face the realities of life and do things honourably.
“We must be responsible citizens of Nigeria because if we do not behave rightly, things will not be right with us, both individually and collectively,” he said.
He appealed to all Nigerians, including those at the helms of affairs in the different strata of governance, to use the special occasion of the anniversary for thorough self-examination, stocktaking and review.
“All Nigerians are to be genuinely united more than ever before and begin to find solid, lasting solutions to the numerous problems bedeviling us as a people.
“We are to join hands together to help our nation reach the heights and plans God has in store for us.
“Nigeria belongs to all of us and we must continue to uphold justice, integrity and equity in order to achieve concrete and meaningful development.
He, however, said that prayers for Nigeria must be walked with renewed attitude, sincerity of purpose and dignity because “prayer without good works is dead.”
“Our beloved country, Nigeria, must not fail and may God bless, sustain and heal our land, ” he said.
Edited By: Ali Baba-Inuwa