27th September, 2010
As Nigerians prepare for the nationâ€™s 50th independence anniversaryÂ celebration,Â President of All Nigeria Christian Leaders/Ministers Forum, ACLMF, Pastor Sam OgedengbeÂ has charged Christian leaders to continue to pray for the peace of the nation.
Speaking during a one-day prayer for Nigeria and all political aspirants organised byÂ ACLMF, Oshodi Chapter, Lagos, Nigeria, Ogedengbe said the Forum had taken it upon itselfÂ to intensify its prayers in accordance with the biblical injunction, which enjoinedÂ Christians to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
The theme of the programme was Nigeria at 50: Where do we go from here?â€
He added that “Nigeria is no doubt our Jerusalem because we should all understand that asÂ a replica of what God said in the Bible, wherever you are living is your Jerusalem. â€
While answering question on whether Nigeria was still crawling at 50 years, OgedengbeÂ said he did not believe Nigeria was crawling, especially taking into consideration whatÂ the nation has been blessed with.
â€œThis country is not only blessed with natural and human resources but also withÂ spiritual and dedicated religious leaders, highly respected all over the world.â€
He, however, reminded Nigerians to always utilise the natural gift deposited in thisÂ country judiciously and advised that during the forthcoming elections, â€œwe should voteÂ for the right and responsible candidates and follow the slogan of â€œOne Man, One Vote.â€