Geoffrey Ndukwe, a leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Aba, has called on Christians to pray for their leaders instead of finding faults with them.
Mr. Ndukwe said that finding faults with leaders is not what God required from the church but rather to pray seriously for a change of heart and strategy for the leadership.
The cleric disclosed this on Saturday during the inauguration of the new church building of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Aba Nigeria South Stake, on Aba-Owerri Road.
“We are not comfortable with the way things are in Nigeria but at the same time, we know that if the Heavenly Father does not approve of any leader, he will not be.
“The leaders are called by God but somehow, somewhere, things may go wrong; if God says that they would not be nothing will allow them to remain and see the day of their coronation and ascendance into office.
“The condition of Nigeria is not good and I am not comfortable with it; but that will not give me the opportunity to stand and criticise the leader wrongly; but I will always ask God to help him to do what is right.
“That is our own stand; the church should always ask God in prayers to help our leaders to do what is right and not to criticize them wrongly because they are mere mortals and humans just like we,” he said.
Mr. Ndukwe said that the Church in Nigeria could change the nation if it would embrace the command of its Saviour, Jesus Christ, to love one another including their enemies.
The church believes that all men descended from Adam and Eve hence no segregation by them, Mr. Ndukwe said.
Mr. Ndukwe, while addressing the issue of killings in Nigeria urged Nigerians everywhere to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ and to love one another which he said was the solution to Nigeria’s problems.