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Cleric Tasks Nigerians On Change Of Attitude

Posted: May 7, 2015 at 4:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Gbenga Faturoti, Osogbo


Anglican Bishop of Osun Diocese, Rt. Rev. James A. Popoola, has urged Nigerians to change their attitude to things to enable the in-coming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari succeed in bringing positives changes to the country.

The cleric, in his charge at the diocesan synod, said it was not enough for Nigerians to make a long list of demands from the Buhari’s administration but that it behoves them to embrace new orientation that would help the new government fulfill some of the laudable promises made by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He also tasked Buhari to use the benefit of hindsight having being at the helms of affairs before in the country to tackle the various challenges facing Nigerians in the areas such as economy, power supply, unemployment, corruption and security.

He noted that God had answered the prayers of Nigerians when the recently concluded general elections were held in a peaceful atmosphere which also witnessed the election of Buhari as the next President of the country.

The cleric added that Nigerians still have to do more by ensuring they put on new orientation garb to make the environment conducive enough for the new leadership to achieve their objectives.

Popoola said though Buhari is not a miracle worker he should strive hard to fulfill the promises he made in order not to let the expectation of the people be in vain.

His words; “Now that elections are over, we should all join hands to build a prosperous Nigeria.

“It is not a change in government that can lift Nigeria up but a change of attitude by everybody is necessary and Nigerians should be more patriotic in everything we do.’’

According to him, Nigerians should emulate Americans who are always proud of their country and are ready at all times to do anything to advance its progress.

He noted the conduct of the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan who summoned  courage by conceding victory  to Buhari early enough is worthy of emulation by politicians in Africa, adding that Africans still need the disposition of Jonathan in order to move the continent  forward.