Lagos Baptists want christian politicians to project Christ’s image
The Lagos East Baptist Conference (LEBC) has enjoined Christians in politics in Nigeria to be good stewards and “represent Christ very well wherever they find themselves.”
The Conference gave this charge at the end of its ninth Kingdom Life Assembly, titled: “Following Jesus as a Steward”, a yearly gathering of Baptist faithful, held at the First Baptist Church, Agbowa, Ikosi/Ejinrin Local Development Area, Lagos State, between August 26 and 29. The church also condemned negative use of social media by Christians, warning them “to desist from this unpatriotic act, which is fast polluting our society.” While expressing worries about rising cases of suicide, they called on government at all levels “to create job opportunities for unemployed youth and reduce the psychological trauma people are passing through every day.”
While appreciating the Federal Government efforts in fighting corruption, the LEBC urged the government to intensify efforts not only at fishing out corrupt individuals and institutions but should prosecute them and ensure that the looted funds are recovered and channeled to developmental ventures.
The Conference, however, condemned government’s inability to stop armed banditry and kidnapping in virtually every part of Nigeria. It also called on them to “rise up to its primary responsibility of securing citizens and their properties.”
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