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Be sensitive to citizens’ welfare, Mark tells public officers

By Emmanuel Aziken, Abuja
President of the Senate,  David Mark, has reminded political office holders to be sensitive to the welfare of the citizens saying that they must all give account to both man and God.

Senator Mark in his remarks at the Christmas service at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Otukpo Benue State yesterday also called for more prayers for President Umaru Yar‘Adua saying that he was himself a living testimony of the efficacy of prayers. Mark, in urging Nigerians to pray for the speedy recovery of the President, claimed that without prayers, he (Mark) could not have achieved all that has come his way in life.

In urging political office holders to make the welfare of their followers their watchwords, said:
“Leaders at all levels must be responsive to the yearnings and aspirations of their followers. As for me, I am not oblivious of the fact that one day, I will be called upon to give account of my stewardship.”

The President of the Senate told the congregation to continue to pray for their leaders as he attributed his achievements in life so far to the prayers of the people.

Mark, however, enjoined Nigerians to change their attitude towards their leaders and the country at large, because the current negative posture does not portend good omen.

“We must learn to trust our leaders, we must build confidence, we should profess positivity and be optimistic because it is only then can we attract positive development”, he stressed.

Senator Mark reiterated his call on Nigerians across the divide to pray for the speedy recovery of Mr. President and his family.

Earlier in a sermon taken from the book of John, chapter 1, verses 1_18 titled “The word was made flesh and lived among us”, Rev. Father Kenneth Ode, called for a renewed faith and hope in God and urged the congregation to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in order to show the light to the world like the Saviour did.


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