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LENT: Church urges Nigerians to challenge excesses of public officials

As Christians started the 40-day Lenten period on Wedenesday, Motailatu Church Cherubim and Seraphim worldwide has advised Christians in the country to behave like the Biblical Prophet Elijah “who was bold and always spoke the truth to constituted authority.”

The church said it was by speaking the truth and correcting the excesses of those in government that Nigeria would occupy its rightful place in the comity of nations.

“Prophet Elijah never spared King Ahab. He was always telling the monarch the truth, even when it was not comfortable for him. President Muhammadu Buhari is the Commander-in-Chief in the country today. Without God’s backing, he will not occupy that seat but because we are all human, Nigerians must rise against the excesses of some of those around him, which he may not be aware of, for this country to move forward,” said Senior Superintendent Gabriel F. Akinadewo (Omo Jesu II).

Speaking during a special service to mark the beginning of the Lenten period at the Restoration Parish, Akute, Ogun State of the 51-year-old church, Akinadewo declared that “even if Buhari means well for the country, some of those working with him may have other ideas.


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