The Secretary to the State Government, Hon Festus Agas, being Welcomed to the 55th Anniversary Interdenominational Thanksgiving by the Executive Assistant to the Governor of Religious Matters, Bishop Nmalagu
As the nation marks her 55th years Independence anniversary, Nigerians have been called to engage in actions that will strengthen the unity of the country, as it is only by so doing that the peace, love and development expected can be achieved.
The Executive Assistant to the Governor of Delta State on Religious Matters, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu in an interview with newsmen shortly after an inter-denominational thanksgiving service held at the Cathedral Church of St. Peters, Anglican Communion, Asaba as part of activities lined up for the celebration of this year’s independence.
According to him, the task of making Nigeria a better nation is collective, stating that building a great nation is not the responsibility of only government as those who run government affairs are Nigerians.
Bishop Nmalagu observed that through attitudinal change, positive thinking and support for government activities, Nigeria can be repositioned for greatness, adding that Nigerians should think about the country first before selves in their activities.
He used the occasion to also, call on clergymen including leaders of different religious organisations in the country to preach on what should strengthen the unity of the country rather than engaging in actions that may divide Nigeria or incite the people into engaging in actions that are inimical to the growth of the country.
“The Bible said you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free, as we are told in the book of Revelation that we should not add or subtract from the word of God, that is why we should also as religious leaders, preach peace, unity and hardwork,” he said, adding, “if we are all hardworking and we encourage our people to be hard working and for them to avoid anything that is evil, our country will be better.”