By Bose Adelaja
Gospel Church of Christ International has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to holistically handle war against corruption without bias just as it said prosecution of corrupt people should not jeopardize the government intention to build a better and corrupt free society as a whole.
Addressing journalists, Thursday, to herald the 50th anniversary of the church taking place on Saturday August 11, 2018 at the church premises, 40, Dada Orijama Street, Awodi-Ora Estate, Oko Baba Sule, Ajegunle, Lagos State, the Presiding Bishop and Head of Mission of the Church Bishop E.J. Otera urged the government to restructure the nation without bias.
According to him, the economic and political challenges facing the nation will soon be a thing of the past and the government should provide succor to the citizenry not minding the situation on ground. He said, ‘’the government should restructure the country and be careful in handling the ongoing war against corruption, so as not to jeopardize the purpose of sanitizing the system and building a better society for our nation. The war should be fought holistically without bias,’’
He enjoined Nigerians to be focused and draw closer to God Almighty who is able to bail them out of the challenges. He said, ‘’Nigerians should not be troubled by the prevailing political, economic and social situations in the country. They should draw closer to God with the belief that, it will soon be over, they should not complain, lament or rain accusations on anybody but seek direction on how to maximize available opportunities,’’
Going down memory lane, the Presiding Mission said the church started in July 1968 in Lagos as a fellowship and prayer group which broke out of the Anglican Church due to certain reasons and metamorphosed into a church in 1970.
He said the anniversary aimed at bringing the 82 branches of the church together as a family in an atmosphere of fellowship.
Also on Saturday, Golden Jubilee celebration will witness the transfer of power from the Retiring Bishop Oteral to Bishop Eric Emiaso with over 5,000 worshippers in attendance.