Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has called on Christians to exhibit moral behaviour and live obedient life worthy of emulation by others.
Governor Abiodun made the call at the 13th Synod of the Remo Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, at Cathedral of St. Paul, Sagamu, stressing the need for Christians to lead by example, portray themselves as Ambassadors of Christ in all ramifications and obey their leaders.
He reminded people to adhere to the laid down COVID-19 protocols, noting that though less numbers were recorded on daily basis now, but there is need for Nigerians not to lose guard.
“I want to use this occasion to call on Christians to be moral compass as Ambassadors of Christ especially at this critical period of COVID-19 pandemic. Obey all the protocols put in place by government.
“As at today, Nigeria has less than 60,000 cases despite condition of the health sector compare to those of developed countries, that are recording large number of deaths even with their State of the art health facilities. This is contrary to expectations that dead bodies will be picked on our roads”, the Governor noted.
He attributed the current down turn of the economy to the diverse effects of the pandemic, commending the peaceful co-existence among adherents of different religions in the State.
While describing the Synod as a viable opportunity to deliberate on issues relenting to Church, the Governor said, it was imperative for the Bishops, Laity and members to work together as a team, for the good of the body of Christ.
In his charge at the event, the Diocesan Bishop of Remo and Archbishop of Lagos Ecclesiastical Province, the Most Revd. Olusina Fape, commended the State Government on its efforts at rehabilitating roads and schools as well as retaining workers employed by the last administration.