The Bishop of Anglican Communion, Ibadan Diocese, The Most Rev. Joseph Akinfenwa, said despite the promise that the current economic crisis will only last a short period, many Nigerians are suffering greatly.
Bishop Akinfenwa made this known in his sermon at a service which the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba, consecrated four new bishops for the church.
He said: “Even if we say it is temporary, the truth is that people are in severe pain. And when people are pushed to tears, it is clergymen who offer their shoulders for people to lean on and cry upon.
“Despite all the noise of worship in the land, who is not embarrassed by the level of corruption, crime, and bad culture in the country? It is often said that a society gets the kind of leadership it deserves. Even the leader that was described as the epitome of integrity and the champion of anti-corruption, for eight years, corruption practically gave him a knockout.”
Advising the men of God, Akinfenwa added, “Don’t be distracted. There is a lot of work to be done. This is divine recruitment. This should be taken as a challenge, not an achievement. This should be taken as a call to service.”