President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Francis Wale Oke, has told Nigerians abroad that no matter how long they stay outside the country, they have no substitute for their home country.
Bishop Oke, who is also the Presiding Bishop of Christ Life Church gave the admonition on Sunday, July 18 in Maryland, US while dedicating a branch of the church.
He told Nigerians at the ceremony to make concerted efforts to ensure the nation does not become a failed state as being envisaged in some quarters.
The PFN president said, “The truth of the matter is that there’s no place like home. In this wise, I want to implore all Nigerians living in other countries of the world, to develop a positive disposition towards Nigeria. Unless we all see the country as our common heritage and a project that must not fail, we will continue to move in the abyss of hopelessness and by so doing, ruining the future of generations yet unborn”
While acknowledging that Nigeria is currently at crossroads, he said the challenges of the country are not beyond redemption.
He said with sincerity of purpose and the fear of God, especially on the part of the country’s leaders, the nation would be bailed out of the doldrums it has found itself.
“There’s no doubt, Nigeria and Nigerians are going through some difficult moments occasioned by banditry, killer Fulani herdsmen, general insecurity, corruption, and untold economic hardship, we can come out of the woods if we all sincerely pursue equity and justice” he stressed
Always pray for Nigeria
He then appealed to Nigeria’s government to evolve solutions that could cushion the effect of the challenges the country is facing.
He urged Nigerians in the diaspora to always commit the nation in their prayers for it to overcome the myriad of problems confronting It.
“I want to implore all Nigerians including those abroad to continue to be fervent in their prayers for Nigeria so that the nation’s current situation will transit into a season of peace and rest for all of us. There is nothing like peace; it enhances growth and development on all fronts. This we should always covet” the PFN President, asserted