Nigeria’s problems not beyond redemption – cleric

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Pastor Sadiq (3rd from right) flanked by other Pastors, addressing journalists shortly before commencement of the event.
Pastor Sadiq (3rd from right) flanked by other Pastors, addressing journalists shortly before commencement of the event.

The numerous challenges of Nigeria can be surmounted if only those in leadership carry everyone along by understanding and respecting the country’s heterogenuity and ensure that equity, justice and fairness rule in all government businesses.

While the government owes Nigerians as a duty to consider the multi-ethnicities and religious divides in key appointments, Nigerians are to play supportive roles by avoiding sensitive comments that are capable of creating chaos.

These were the words of Pastor PeteRock Sadiq, the resident pastor of House on the Rock Church, Minna, Niger State, while lamenting the damaging consequences of leaders not doing enough to bridge the gap and followers also not playing their part for a peaceful Nigeria.

Speaking to journalists ahead of the 3rd Edition of its annual Christian musical concernt tagged, ‘Shout’, Pastor Sadiq argued that being humans there is bound to be anger and disenchantments where discrimination, inequality, lack of fairness and injustice is meted out to a section of the country.

“Nigerian leaders may not be that bad but may be overwhelmed by the numerous challenges. Both the leaders and followers have a role to play in ensuring that there is peace”, Sadiq said, while expressing optimisms that the challenges which might have been from the time of independence could not be insurmountable.

“Both leaders and the led have key roles to play in building the Nigeria of our colective dreams. Everything should be balanced to ensure equity and end discordant voices of marginalization and relateed clamour,” he said.

 

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