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Cleric advises Buhari to lead Nigeria with fear of God

05 June 2015, 21:32

Akwanga - President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders have been urged to imbibe the fear of God in leading Nigeria.

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 country.

"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.

Also read: Buhari administration tasked to protect Nigeria from terror

"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 social vices.

The ERCC president congratulated Buhari for his successful inauguration and urged him to fulfil campaign promises by tackling corruption, unemployment and insecurity.

He urged youths to be law-abiding and respect constituted authority in addition to embracing peace. 




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