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Be agents of positive change, cleric advises Nigerians

By Etop Ekanem
THE Senior Pastor of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), Ejigbo Parish, Lagos, Rev. Segun Akingbuwa, has advised Nigerian to be the agents of positive change, saying as long as change remains the duty of a select few, it will continue to elude us.

Rev. Akingbuwa gave the advice yesterday when the church held a special Sunday service in commemoration of the Nigeria’s 49th independence with the theme: A better me, a better Nigeria.

The cleric in his sermon entitled: The Power of One, said: “When you sow a right man, you reap a crowd; when you grow the right man, you harvest a multitude. That is the power of one. There is need for us to begin to act upon the power of one man.”

On the much needed positive change in our society, he said: “Individual remains the primary change agent for our land. Change must be a personal responsibility of each citizen. As long as change remains the duty of a select few, it will continue to elude us. You will never know your worth until you make an attempt. You can never fully comprehend the power of one good decision. Take a stand today, Nigeria may be waiting for you”

He enumerated some of the problems bedevilling the nation to include siege in land, scarcity and poverty, helplessness, fraud, pretence in leadership, victimisation and buck-passing and lamented that government has no answer to these problems.

The Special Sunday Service featured drama, young people’s dance, children ministration, choir ministration and cutting of the 49th independence anniversary cake.


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