The president, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Wale Oke, has urged the government to restructure and reengineer Nigeria.
He made the call during the first graduation ceremony of the International Leadership School (ILS), as part of the ongoing 40th anniversary of the Holy Ghost Convention of Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, on Thursday.
Oke, who is also the Chancellor, Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, said it has also become urgent for the government to reorientate Nigerians so that the country can take a new direction towards her quest for greatness.
He said the nation needs re-engineering because it is going down the drain in all sectors including education, economy, commerce and health.
“Billions of Naira are deployed into politics, yet government cannot deploy money into giving sound education to our children who are the future and the strength of this nation,” he said.
The cleric queried why so much money is circulating among politicians while the government is unable to pay striking university lecturers.
He charged the graduands to note that their graduation marks a new beginning of productivity, impact, and putting smiles on the faces of the people and urged them to be leaders that will make a difference in their coast of influence; locally, nationally and globally.
“You must make up your mind to be agents of light and agents of stamping out the moral decadence that is threatening to swallow Nigeria,” the PFN president said.
Speaking, a former vice chancellor, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, and Bishop Theologian of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Prof. Dapo Asaju, emphasised leadership in the church as being peculiar.
Asaju, who is also a lecturer in the International Leadership School, stressed that if Nigeria is going to move forward, the church must provide credible leadership. He cited Apostle Paul as a perfect role model of a credible leader.
Asaju urged the graduands to put the knowledge they have acquired to good use, quoting copiously from 2 Timothy 2:15 in the Bible.
“Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive His approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed, and who correctly explains the Word of Truth.
“All Christians need to go back to the truth of the Bible and shun engagements with needless arguments or supporting ungodly lifestyles like homosexual, gays, lesbians, and the likes,” he said.
The International Leadership School (ILS) is a training arm of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, exclusively established to equip senior pastors of Christ Life Church.
The event which held at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan, had in attendance general overseers of ministries across the globe, Bishops-in-Council, pastors as well as friends and well-wishers of the graduands.