By Etop EKANEM
Provost of Life Theological Seminary, Ikorodu, Lagos, Rev. Cletus Orgu, has appealed to politicians to have the fear of God and respect for human dignity in all their dealings.
Orgu, who spoke weekend during the graduation ceremony of the seminary at its Ikorodu campus, said politicians should realise that “power comes from God and it is transient. Therefore, getting power should not be a matter of do-or-die affair.”
He advised Nigerians to elect credible leaders who will have the interest of the nation at heart, adding; “I appeal to everyone to actively get involved in this
process. Indeed, we should begin to pray for the Nigerian project so that the nation can enjoy the abundant resources God has blessed us with. I appeal to politicians to have the fear of God and respect for human dignity in all their dealings.
The cleric enjoined the 221 graduands, named “Royal Ambassadors” to be good ambassadors of Christ and of the school while cautioning them to make a difference in the society.
Orgu said the school which was established in 1955 was established to train men and women for Christian Ministry, adding “men and women who would go out and evangelise, transform men in the society at large. As you are aware, an ambassador is one who represents one’s country to another. As an ambassador of heaven on earth, you are expected to speak and act on behalf of heaven.
You are to deliver the message of reconciliation and walk worthy of your calling.”
He also advised them against establishing churches just because they do not have anything to do, rather they should only do so when God calls them, adding: “Reach out to souls, establish them and let people be transformed, their lives should be changed and the society itself should be affected.” Orgu announced that the seminary will begin a Masters degree programme next year.