How Nigeria can address its failing societal morals – Oyetola

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Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun has prescribed that all social institutions should be more responsive to building the moral profile of the country, adding that all hands must be on deck if the nation were to right the tilt in the moral rectitude profile of the society.

He also called on the Church to pray for revivals, and call the attention of members to rededicate and redouble their commitment to the faith, adding that their salvation means they become good neighbours and better citizens.

Oyetola made this call on Sunday, while felicitating with The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Liberation Cathedral, Alekuwodo, Osogbo, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary thanksgiving of the Church.

Oyetola, who lauded the Church for its role in keeping the country together and sustaining the fragile peace, said the current state of the nation vis-à-vis the palpable moral decadence and corruption in the society point to the fact that there is so much to be done.

“In light of the diverse challenges that we face in the country today therefore, there is need to honestly beam the search light on all our social institutions with a view to correcting identified lapses.

“Closely related to this is the need for the Church to use the society as a mirror to self-examine itself. If the Church is okay, the society would be okay because a good and functional Church impacts positively the society. However, it is not the sole responsibility of the Church or other similar social institutions alone. All hands must be on deck if we are to stem the tilt in the moral rectitude profile of the society.

“The pandemic, the dwindling economy, rising cases of banditry and kidnappings in the society are crises and conditions demanding pragmatic management and a rethink in our strategy. We must respond now to contemporary issues, not neglecting the future, but giving due consideration to the challenges that plague our development.

“The society and the leadership of the country must prepare to watch and pray, so that the prevalence of violence such as we have now, could be mitigated in the country.

“I enjoin the Church to pray for the political leadership of our country, and supplicate God with details of the spate and current security challenges in the country.

“In the same vein, I will like to urge the Church to pray for revivals, and call the attention of members to rededicate and redouble their commitment to the faith. When men are saved, the fear of God and His grace will help them to turn a new leaf and change for the better. The ultimate is that they become good neighbours and citizens, useful to God and to the society. When this happens, there will be fewer social ills in our society”, Oyetola said.

In their separate remarks, the Provincial Pastor of RCCG Osun 1, Pastor Olajide Oluwajobi, and the Pastor in Charge of Liberation Cathedral, Pastor Fashe, commended Governor Oyetola for his commitment to the development of the State, adding that the Church has benefitted through the reconstruction of the long abandoned road that passes in front of the Church.

Recall that Oyetola reconstructed the network of roads in Alekuwodo community, Osogbo, as part of his infrastructural transformation agenda; the roads which were last constructed in 1986..

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