LAGOS – Asuquo Udobong, the Agege Stake President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has tasked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to imbibe the spirit of good governance.
Udobong made the call at the Fourth Annual Conference of the church last Sunday in Lagos, urging the newly inaugurated ministers to serve the country diligently so as to build a strong and sustainable democracy.
Reminding the new cabinet of the tasks ahead of them considering the numerous challenges the country, he said, “We believe in honouring, obeying and sustaining the law; as core ministers, their responsibilities are the same and that is to ensure that they use their portfolio to improve the lives of Nigerians.
“If each of the newly appointed ministers works individually and collectively, there will be unity, peace and development in Nigeria.”
The cleric said that once they were able to do that, they would have succeeded in putting the country on the course towards greater heights.
Lamenting the spate of killings and destruction of property, the cleric also urged government at all levels to do more in the areas of securing lives and property of the citizens.
“We believe that government has a primary responsibility to safeguard lives and property of the citizens, we trust in the judgment of the government to save the lives of every Nigerians,’’ he said.
Elder Matthew Ben-Davis of the quorum of Seventies of the Church, who spoke on obedience to the laws of the land and commandments of the gospel, said that when the citizens obey the laws of God and government there will be peace in the land.
“If we obey both government and God’s laws, there will be peaceful coexistence, there will be no problems and we will live as brothers,’’ he said.