Nigeria needs leaders, not rulers —Cleric

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A clergyman, Rev. Canon Udo Obioma, has said that Nigeria is in dire need of leaders rather than rulers currently holding positions of authority in politics, churches and other spheres of the national life.

Obioma said this on Sunday in a sermon during a thanksgiving service in honour of Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Umuocham, Aba.

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Obioma, who is the Proprietor of The Way To God Ministries, Aba, said  the nation had more rulers than leaders.

According to him, leaders hear the people’s cry and they cannot sleep until things are put in their right place, hence they refuse to be misled by sycophants.

In the homily, entitled ‘Dare to be like Daniel,’ the cleric charged the governor’s aide and other political office holders to emulate the virtues of the biblical Daniel in their service to humanity.

He said that one could only actualise God’s plan for him by holding unto God and doing His wish rather than relying on godfathers or other sources of power.

In a speech, the governor, represented by his deputy, Mr. Ude Oko-Chukwu, described the CPS as hardworking, saying that he had been galvanizing stakeholders to ensure the success of the administration.

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In a brief speech, Ememanka paid special tribute to the governor for finding him fit to be part of his administration.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the event was attended by the governor’s wife, Nkechi; members of the state executive council, state legislators and other top government functionaries.


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