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Nigerians Should Be Straight Forward, Patient – Bishop of Lagos

The Most Reverend Dr. Adebola Ademowo
Posted: May 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chinyere Abiaziem, Lagos

The diocesan bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritus, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Most Reverend Dr. Adebola Ademowo has asked Nigerians to be consistent, straight forward and put off “chameleonic tendencies”.

Making reference to Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, the bishop urged other leaders to follow suit by imbibing the spirit of sacrifice and prudency.

Ademowo, also pleaded with Nigerians to exercise patience, saying all will be well soon.

Speaking at this year’s synod, themed- The Marks of The Church, Ademowo said that: “Nigerians must be consistent, straightforward and do things properly. These chamelonic tendencies of people talking and not being pinned down to anything should stop. Christians must show they are Christians.

“The leaders must continue to sacrifice; I’m so highly impressed about our president. He is ready to sacrifice, he has cut down his salary, he is not buying new cars and he is not extravagant, he is highly disciplined. Nigerians should take their time and bear with him. I am sure that at the end of the tunnel there will be light and hope. I know that God will restore the years the locusts have eaten, all will be well.”

The theme, according to him is to reassure the church’s reverence for the godly doctrines as contained in the Holy book and the need to lay emphasis on evangelism, fellowship and service.

“We want to continue to be biblical based church and emphasise more on evangelism, fellowship, and service. And then emphasise the need to go back to the root of the practices of the early church. We have been doing that but there is a need to remind us on this,” the Lagos bishop said.

Meanwhile at this 33rd synod, many church leaders and members were honoured by the Lagos diocese for their commitment and loyalty to God and for rendering services that have touched lives and transformed various parishes.

A representative of the awardees, Most Rev. Caleb Mmaduomah who is the Archbishop of Owerri, Ecclesiastical province and Bishop of Ideato expressed gratitude to God and noted that the gesture will encourage them to put in more efforts in the service of God and humanity. He added that the session of the awards signal what will happen in heaven on the last day.

His remarks:“We thank God that we are being honoured and appreciated; it is a sign of what God will do to us later in heaven when we labour here on earth. We are looking forward to heaven though we are getting a bit of it here. It is an encouragement for us to work hard and continue honestly.”