Nigerians are in pains, revive Nigeria, Ondo bishop urges Tinubu
The pioneer Bishop of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Owo Diocese, Rt. Rev. Williams Egbetakin has urged the President-elect, Bola Tinubu to revive Nigeria noting that Nigerians are in pains.
The new Bishop also urged Tinubu to set up a government of national unity and unite with other candidates who lost the election to enhance a rapid development of the country.
Egbetakin made this known while speaking with journalists during his enthronement as the Bishop of Owo Diocese, Methodist Church Nigeria in Owo, noting that Nigerians are in pains and are calling for good governance, functional economy and a safe nation.
He said, “The citizens are in pains, so the president-elect should not make the citizens regret voting for him as the president.
“Fight for what is right, be disciplined, don’t join the multitude to do evil, revive Nigeria and make sure that the country peaceful”
He also charged the former Lagos State Governor to address the nation’s security challenge, economy, unemployment and other programmes that will restore peace and tranquillity in Nigeria.
While commenting on his enthronement as the pioneer Bishop of Owo Diocese, Egbetakin said that the Primate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Oliver Alli Aba will consecrate him as the first Bishop of Owo Diocese.
He said his investiture was due to the elevation of Owo Diocese, noting that his new position is a recognition of his exceptional spiritual and administrative service to the church.
Egbetakin however, assured of his commitment to lay a solid foundation for the new Diocese and said, ” We will turn our vision to mission, make the diocese a character ladden etiquette one that will be able to affect the society positively, also, to make the diocese a financial vibrant one because the integrity of the church is in test”.
“I need good people to assist me to put these things in position so that others coming can continue to lay on this foundation.
“I want to put the church in a good shape so that it will be homely because the environment where you live will enhance your productivity.
“We will expand this diocese and create some avenues that will bring comfort to the citizens”
He pointed out the responsibility of ministers of God, urging then to return to teaching and praying, as those are part of the responsibility of ministers of God
He reassured those who will partake in the inauguration that maximum security has been put in place towards having a peaceful ceremony.
Egbetakin became a Bishop on the 14th of August, 2022 at the 48th/ 13th biennial conference of Methodist Church Nigeria, sponsored by Benue Archdiocese but hosted by Abuja.
It was gathered that Egbetakin who was the Dean of Emmanuel College Ibadan, for 25 years would be enthroned as the pioneer Bishop of Owo diocese of Methodist church Nigeria on Thursday, 23rd of March, 2023 at Methodist church Nigeria, Owo.