Thursday, January 19, 2012

Be humble, Anglican cleric tells leaders

From ACNS-

An Anglican cleric, Ven Ugochukwu Ekeada of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Egbu in Owerri North Local Government of Imo State, has challenged leaders at all levels, to humble themselves in their services to the nation and mankind.
In his sermon, Ven Ekeada said Nigerians and their leaders should imbibe the humility of Jesus Christ for having condescended to be baptized by John the Baptist, who had described Him as mightier than himself and whose shoes, he was not worthy to untie. He said Jesus Christ has exemplified humility by presenting himself to John the Baptist to be baptized despite his exalted position.

On the nation’s deregulation in the down stream petroleum sector, Ekeada commended President Goodluck Jonathan for cutting the salaries of the Executive arm of government and other measures which is aimed at reducing the cost of governance.

In a statement made available by the Diocesan Press Secretary, George Best Okoroh, Ekeada urged the government to ensure that these measures were not only seen to be sustained but pursued transparently in order to win the confidence and trust of skeptical Nigerians because of their perception of past governments in the country in matters of this nature. He said Mr. President, through the broadcast, was still conscious of the fact that he was elected and supported by the ordinary Nigerians and had the duty, on oat, to improve the economy to better the lot of the common man.

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