Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has urged Nigerians to be agents of positive change.
He made this call on Monday in Lagos during the 7th Annual 2013 Synod of the Methodist Church, Diocese of Lagos West, as contained in a statement.
Fashola, represented by the Lagos Head of Service, Mr. Adesegun Ogunlewe, extolled the virtues of the church and stressed the need for Christians to adequately assist the government at all times.
“I therefore call on Christians, especially Methodists and others, to adequately assist the government at all times in its genuine drive for an egalitarian society where no man is oppressed, more importantly in the areas of effective tax drive and fulfilment of obligations, for the government to give hope to the hopeless,” Fashola noted.
Fashola pleaded for continued peaceful co-existence in the polity which he said “served as the bedrock for development.”
Fielding questions from journalists, host Bishop, Rt. Revd. Isaac Olawuyi, on behalf of other clerics, urged Nigerians to stay focused on Christ and to live a holy and worthy life.
Olawuyi described the current global situation as “unfortunate,” urging all to embrace Christ by walking in his ways and adhering to his dictates.
“I implore all Nigerians to assist the church and society with their talents, time and resources for the meaningful expansion of the church at all times,” he said.
In his sermon at the Thanksgiving service, Bishop Gboyega of Remo Diocese, thanked Nigerians for their love and passion even as he called on them to renounce their sins for God to heal the land and return her lost glory.