Leaders have been charged to appropriately manage the nation’s resources in order not to borrow or seek financial assistance from foreign countries or international donor agencies.
Rev Monday Amos Ntukidem, Bishop Lartey Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church gave the admonition in an interview with the Lens reporter ahead of the 2020 thanksgiving harvest themed “With A Grateful Heart,” to appreciate God for His Love to the world as evidenced in the overcoming of the dreaded COVID -19 pandemic.
Rev Monday Amos Ntukidem, believes that if our leaders could tailor their minds in managing the resources prudently the country will not go out to borrow.
The gospel minister also said that the #EndSARS protests was a red signal to government at all levels indicating that government has failed the masses woefully.
According to him the #EndSARS protests calls for reawaken on the part of government to provide basic amenities like light, water, good roads and hospitals for the people.
The clergy as well said that the protests calls for sober reflection and that if the government does not sit-up now and begin to plan for the masses the worst than #EndSARS will plaque the country in the foreseeable future.
He appealed to the youths to be engaged in productive ventures like schooling, business or acquiring trade skills instead of carrying ballot boxes for politicians who dumps them after elections.
Ntukidem appealed also to ministers of the gospel to preach the truth as representatives of God and continue to pray for Nigeria so that God will continue to bless the country.
“In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, many lives were lost, many were hospitalized in the world and the economy was bad due to the lockdown
“The essence of this harvest is to show gratitude to God for giving us life as a family during the miserable and hard times of COVID-19 pandemic. we want to celebrate our harvest on what we have passed through in 2020.”
“We in Cross River State were free to move around, doing our business. We did not experience death, or hospitalized, we were strong and healthy. It is only God that can do this,” he said.