ANAMBRA State Governor, Charles Soludo has underscored the importance of good leadership to enable restructuring in Nigeria.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Onyekachukwu Ibezim, stated this during the special church service, held at Cathedral Church of St. Faith, Anglican Communion, Awka, in celebration of 62nd Independence of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which will hold on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
Prof Soludo, who stated that everyone’s effort is needed for the country to move higher, emphasised that Nigerians must be proud of their country. “Pray always for her instead of `lying abusing curses like “Nigeria no go better again.” Words like this will not change our country. Challenges will come but the way we handles it matters the most.
He called on Nigerians to represent her country with utmost sincerity and truth as we aim for greater Nigeria at 62 which is also a clarion call for duty.
During the sermon, the Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province on the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Alexander Ibezim, who was represented by the administrative assistant to the bishop, Rex kanu, expressed gratitude to God for the gift of life to witness the anniversary of Nigeria’s independent and also a democratic system of government.
Ven Kanu explained that Independence is a special day for Nigerians and all should know that God is the head of every government, and urged the leaders not to disappoint God or the people.
He pointed out some part of the Nigerian system that needs attention, which includes ASSU strike: “The curious thing about the whole matter is that while this crisis persisted, most of our leaders ‘children are graduating overseas, while Nigerian students stay at home which is not a good plus to our country. This must be put to stop so that our students can return to school.
He charged leaders to see leadership as a call to serve and know that “the government of the day is ordained by God and he is reminding us of our duties to the government and the duties of the government to us that are being led”.