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Nigeria needs restructuring to work effectively — Ezekwesili

The Pastor of The Everlasting Arms Parish (TEAP) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Garki, Abuja, Chinedu Ezekwesili, has said his dream, at…

The Pastor of The Everlasting Arms Parish (TEAP) of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Garki, Abuja, Chinedu Ezekwesili, has said his dream, at 70, is to see a Nigeria restructured for effective operation to the benefit all its citizens.

Ezekwesili, the husband of former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, spoke at a symposium with the theme, ‘Purposeful Men’ organised to mark his 70th birthday in Abuja yesterday.

The cleric said he dreams of being alive to see Nigeria become the nation God designed it to be and to see the glory of God over the country.

“Nigeria is like a troubled house. I wish we can uproot and start afresh. A house with a faulty foundation can only be fixed by uprooting the foundation and creating a new structure. Nigeria, the way it is, cannot survive. There is a need to restructure this nation. Unless we come together and decide to move forward, we cannot move forward,” he said.

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According to him, it will take leaders, not rulers, to take Nigeria to the right destination.

Praying for the country never to experience war again, the cleric urged the younger generation to seek peace and not war, which would only bring hunger, pain, suffering, underdevelopment, death among other unpleasant situations.

On his part, the Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, said the story of Oby Ezekwesili could not be told without the giant shoulders of the celebrator, the model of a supportive husband.

Bakare said the celebrator had, over the years, stood by his wife, Oby, from her days as a member of the Concerned Professionals, when she stood up to the oppressive military regime at the risk of her life, to her time as an agent of disruptive change in government – first as “Madam Due Process” and then as a two-time minister.

 

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