Let's be mindful of leaders we choose in 2023 -- - Abiodun tells Nigerians - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Saturday, November 5, 2022

Let's be mindful of leaders we choose in 2023 -- - Abiodun tells Nigerians

By Peter Adedoyin

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has called on Nigerians to be mindful of the type of leaders they choose in the forthcoming elections, saying that this will have impact on their well-being.

Abiodun made the call on Saturday while speaking at the Leadership Capacity Building Conference of the Ogun State Chapter of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), held at the Fellowship Secretariat, Kobape, Abeokuta.

He said, "we must choose leaders that will impart on our lives and that of the next generation. We all have individual and collective roles to play for the development of our state, nation and humanity".

"Leadership is a dynamic revolutionary process of influencing behaviour which means influencing the actions of others towards a shared purpose. It is about character, influence, integrity and positive impact made on the lead.

Governor Abiodun, also enjoined Nigerians to desist from using inflammatory words capable of aggravating the current situation in the country.

While observing that it is only in the atmosphere of peace, harmony and tranquility that the country can attain the desired development and growth, the governor stressed that it was imperative  for Nigerians to continue to see themselves as one and pray for the nation to overcome her challenges.

He noted that the theme of the Conference, "The Throne of Grace, Building of Nations Through the Church", was appropriate especially at this time when Nigeria is experiencing insecurity and several other challenges.

"As individual citizens, we have to be patriotic in our ulterances and deeds. It is important for all of us to desist from using inflammatory words which are capable of aggravating the situation. Let us continue to build bridges instead of fences.

"Nigeria is faced with lots of challenges like insecurity, the exchange rate and others that have affected our economy. All these create uncertainty and have effects on our psychic", he noted.

He described the church as one of the institutions that have played vital roles in educating, enlightening and embarking on citizens' orientation of their civic duties as patriotic citizens, 

While enumerating some of his administration's achievements, he maintained that policies and programmes that would increase the prosperity of the people, would be formulated and implemented, just as his government remains unwavering in  building the future of the state as encapsulated in the ISEYA Agenda.

While reiterating that the state remains the religious capital of the nation, Abiodun enjoined the church to seek better understanding amongst members and position its future development within the broader spectrum of the society.

"Be proactive, concentrate on positive ideals, virtues and values as the basis for godly generation that we all need, not only in the war against our nation's challenges, but also for the survival of humanity", he concluded.

In his sermon titled "What Grace can Do", the General Overseer of Agape Ministry,  Apostle Felix Adejumo, said grace could multiply efforts and make room for an individual to be at the top.

Apostle Adejumo noted that grace does not abandon anybody, but the individual must make use of his brain to work and study more to make it in life.

The Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter, Apostle Ahmed Otaru, said the meeting was to impart positively on leaders for effective administration of the church.

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