Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh has decried the level of greed among Nigerians, especially the political class.
He stated this in Enugu, Monday, during the dedication of the All Saints Convent Anglican Church Mpu, in Aninri Local Government Area of the state.
The Primate observed that greed had enveloped the people of the country.
He stressed that “there is godliness in contentment as Jesus is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow”.
Okoh noted that Nigeria is a very serious religious country but had not harnessed it to the well-being of the people. “We are not yet serious a nation going by what we read in newspapers. Our belief in various religions ought to have made us united as no religion be it African religion, Christianity and Islam preaches violence”, he added.
While commending the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu for his efforts in putting up the church building, the Cleric urged him to go beyond it by further transforming the lives of the people.
He said: “If we scatter our country, we cannot run to Togo, Ghana or wherever. No matter how you feel comfortable in another man’s country, a time will come when they will tell you that you are not their own no matter how long you have lived with them”.
Earlier in his remark, Senator Ekweremadu said his building of the church was a long time dream, adding that he made a convent with God that he would erect a church building if He keeps him alive to make it in life.
According to him: “Today is the most important day in my life, in the past, present and future. As a young man growing, there was a time I was faced with many challenges and I ran to God and made a covenant with Him that if He guides and makes me grow, I will build a house for Him”.
He recalled how he was kidnapped and miraculously freed in 2002 while he was Chief Staff, Government House, Enugu when he reminded God of his vow, noting that successes he had all been his way since he entered the covenant with God.
Some of top dignitaries who attended the church service were Senate President, David Mark, Governors Peter Obi, Theodore Orji, Senators Ayogu Eze, Gil Nnaji, Andy Uba, Chief Arthur Eze, Mrs. Joy Emordi, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Emeka Ihediora, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma.