7th June, 2010
The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Sunday Ola Makinde, has charged members of the political ruling class to rule with the fear of God at all times in order to justify the confidence reposed in them.
They were also enjoined to formulate humane policies to cushion the peopleâ€™s problems.
Makinde made the remarks while fielding questions from journalists at the formal foundation stone laying ceremony of the Prelateâ€™s Guest House at the Methodist Theological Institute (MTI), Sagamu, Ogun State, sponsored by the Diocese of Remo, Methodist Church Nigeria, recently.
Commending the sponsors of the project which he described as a befitting edifice, Dr. Makinde lamented Nigeriaâ€™s present unfortunate situation, which he said, was caused by a faulty foundation coupled with the reckless and non-challant attitude of some of its past leaders.
He therefore suggested that Nigerians should turn to the Lord by renouncing their sins and chart a new, disciplined life that would impress God to turn around the nationâ€™s fortunes.
Makinde described the late President Umaru Yarâ€™Adua as a man ofÂ conscience whose plan was to improve the lot of others as well as for the upholding of the rule of law to the letter.
While assuring the nation of a better, secure tomorrow, Dr. Makinde urged Nigerians to pray fervently for the continued success of the Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan-led administration through Godâ€™s divine guidance and protection as well as for him to take both steps when necessary, to translate effectively such humane policies that would improve the lot of all, especially the teeming poor masses.