The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, in Lagos State has urged Nigerians to put their trust in God to overcome their numerous challenges.
Its Chairman, Pastor Olusola Ore, made the plea on Sunday at the 5th Anniversary and Thanksgiving Service of the Pavilion of Faith Global Church, PFGC, Ikeja.
The theme of the programme was: “Dependable God.”
According to him, there will be an end to the emptiness, spiritually and economically in Nigeria when we depend solely on Him.
“The problems and fears pervading Nigeria was as a result of sins and unrighteousness of its citizens.
“The result of sin and unrighteousness is fear; if Nigerians continue to turn away from God, fear will pursue them.
“God will answer Nigerians when they reach out to Him in sincerity,” he said.
The cleric said there was hope for anyone that turned to God, adding that even, the terrorists stand the chance of being saved if they could repent from their sinful ways.
While proffering solutions to the nation’s teething problems, he urged the leaders and citizens alike to pray for wisdom, divine visitation and help from God.
“We are not talking just about the problems now, we are talking about viable solutions; solution is possible, we should not relent in praying for the country because God will visit us.
“I have high hope that this country can be changed, and I have hope that if we pray, God will give wisdom to our leaders to boost their efforts,” he said.
Also, Apostle Anthony Fasipe, the General Overseer of the church, blamed societal decadence on parents’ failure to play their roles diligently.
“The society became bad because those responsible failed to play their parts well.
“A society where things are not working as they should is simply because the various parts are not functioning adequately,’’ he said.
Mr Fasipe then called for positive attitudinal change on the parts of leaders and citizens to promote good and corporate governance in Nigeria.
“We are not equipping our children with the skills they need in order to engage them with the future because we are failing in those two critical areas.
“Give them the skills they need and when they succeed, our joy will be full,” the cleric said.
He urged youths to remain committed and dedicated to hard work and avoid being lured into unwholesome activities.
Mr Fasipe said that the progress and success of a nation depended on the level of hard work on the part of its citizens.
He, therefore, advised Nigerians, irrespective of religion, to work together for peace and stability of the nation.