Governor Dapo Abiodun Ogun State has called on Nigerians to rise up and confront the numerous challenges facing the country, stressing that no problem is insurmountable.
He also said the church the church must be proactive and promote positive ideals, virtues in the face of challenges confronting Nigeria.
Abiodun made the call at the 67th Annual Convention of the Foursquare Church held at the Church Camp, Ajebo, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.
He noted that the society was going through security challenges ranging from terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, cultism among others, declaring that the country could overcome these problems if the citizens work together as one.
“Our congregation must be conscientised on this Biblical injunction even as our society is afflicted with all manners of ills ranging from insurgency, kidnapping, cultism, banditry, sexual assaults and a host of others.
“The role of the church as the conscience of the nation is an age-long fact which has become the guiding light for any society that desires development. It is, therefore, imperative that the love of God be extended to all, while people are implored to eschew bitterness.
“The church must be proactive and promote positive ideals, virtues and values that will help us optimize the developmental opportunities being created by the existing democratic platform just as our administration is determined to ensure the successful implementation of the ‘Building our Future Together’ Agenda and individual prosperity for all our citizens”, Abiodun added.
In his sermon, the General Overseer of the Church, Rev’d Samuel Aboyeji, who spoke on the theme of the Convention, “Encounter with the Supernatural”, said five keys are needed to obtain sustain and retain divine encounter as every encounter leaves one better than before.
The five keys, Rev’d Aboyeji noted include hearing the right things at all times; hearing correctly and reacting accordingly; removing every obstacle; presenting oneself and asking from God, saying that many christians go through turbulence time because they fail to speak positive things into their lives.
The clergy called on Nigerians to speak positive things and act accordingly, while the nation’s present challenges should be handed over to God for divine encounter.