BY OLAYINKA LATONA
The Primate of the Church of the Lord (Aladura) Worldwide, Most Rev. Rufus Ositelu has urged Nigerian leaders to be courageous and firm to redirect the country on the path of progress and moral rectitude.
Speaking in Ogere Remo during a press conference heralding the church 2013 Tabieorar convention scheduled to begin yesterday and run till August 22 with a theme; “It is well” Ositelu said government has all the powers to secure lives and property of Nigerians.
According to him thousands of lives and properties have been lost due to religious bigotry hence the need for government at all levels to take the issue of security of lives and property much more seriously.
He maintained that thous-ands of lives and property have been lost due to various crises in the country; esp-ecially in the North. The bane of positive and developmental progress in Nigeria since independence have been and still remains corruption, religious bigotry, insecurity, impunity and federal char-acter amongst others.
“Government at all levels must rise up and tackle this serious challenge confronting us as a nation,” he appealed.
The cleric also appealed to Nigerians to always do the right thing in order to ensure peace, stability and progress in the country.
The Aladura primate also used the occasion to condole with the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, families and friends of the three national officers of the union who recently lost their lives in an auto accident.