Akwanga - President
Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders have been urged to imbibe the fear of God in
Dr Jerry Modibbo, President of Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC),
gave the advice during interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Akwanga,
Nasarawa State, on Friday.
He said the advice had become imperative for unity and
lasting peace among the diverse ethnic, religious and political groups in the
"Our role is to preach peace and unity and to advise our members and other
Nigerians to live in peace and tolerate one another irrespective of ethnic,
religious and political affiliations.
"No society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
"The security challenges facing our state and some parts of the country have
affected our lives and socio-economic development negatively.
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"I appeal to our president, Buhari and other leaders to
lead Nigerians righteously and with the fear of God in the interest of peace
and national development.
"If Buhari and others lead with the fear of God, this would go a long way
toward uniting Nigerians as well as taking the country to greater height.”
According to him, if the new administration leads Nigeria with the fear of God,
it will foster unity and peace and promote socio-economic development.
Modibbo urged Nigerian leaders to live exemplary lives and
shun evil acts.
He also called on Nigerians to intensify prayers for president Buhari and
others to enable them to succeed in fighting poverty, unemployment and other
The ERCC president congratulated Buhari for his successful inauguration and
urged him to fulfil campaign promises by tackling corruption, unemployment and
He urged youths to be law-abiding and respect constituted authority in addition
to embracing peace.