Bishop urges govt to promote people-friendly policies

THE General Overseer of Save and Serve Christ Family Church, Abanla, Ibadan, Oyo State, Bishop Jide Orire, has enjoined the Federal Government to initiate policies and programmes that would bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians.

Orire stated this in a press statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to herald the church’s 12th annual camp meeting coming up in December.

He said the people needed succour, relief and renewed hope and the only way for this to become reality was for the government to meet the aspirations and yearnings of the people through economic policies which would yield immediate dividends.

The cleric, however, said those setting the collective destiny of the country backward would be exposed and disgraced except they repented and sought God’s forgiveness for the trouble they had caused the innocent.

Orire also called on the Federal Government to be more committed in dealing with security, corruption and infrastructural issues.

According to him, Nigeria needed strong and credible institutions in order to move forward and enjoy sustainable development.

He stressed the need for Christians to be hopeful especially when confronted with life’s challenges.

“As followers of Christ, we must be sustained by hope. But if we hope for what we do not see, we keep on waiting for it with endurance. It will surely come with faith,” Orire posited.