Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has called on Nigerians to rise up and confront the numerous challenges facing the country, stressing that no problem is insurmountable.
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, adding that the country would 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.
“More so, the church as an organ of socialization is ever relevant, especially in propagating moral ethics in the society. For this reason, the church is enjoined to work harder in its responsibility by condemning the use of violence by individuals or groups to seek redress as this is enshrined in the Bible,” he added.