ByÂ Henry Umoru
ABUJAâ€”THE Parish Priest of Our lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Sabon Lugbe,Â Abuja, Rev. Father David Anekwe has urged Nigeria leaders in the three tiers of government to desist from intimidating the ordinary people in the society.
Anekwe, who warned that the leaders must be responsible in governance, stressed that â€œwhen irresponsibility takes the lead in any society, the foundation crumbles.â€
â€œWe must not be intimated, we must remain focused because we are in a world of intimidation, oppression and life remains unrealistic. This parish has tasted the bitter effect of demolition, both here and at out outstations. Though we are demolished, we are not demoralized.
As one family, we shall do our best to assist our brothers, who were badly affected by the demolitionsâ€, he said.
SpeakingÂ atÂ the Churchâ€™s 2009 Adult Harvest Thanksgiving and Bazaar with the theme, â€œHarvest of Marian Recognition,â€ the Parish Priest also warned politicians against violence, noting thatÂ there was the need for them to emulate Jesus Christ, who resisted violence during His days in his Ministry.
He added that the followers must note that obedience to God comes before obedience to man.
Father Anekwe, who commended the government on the present rebranding campaign, said the exercise had become imperative for the government and the people of the country, if the country must be one of the top 20 developed nations in the world.