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Why churches will continue to criticize government – Obasanjo

Why churches will continue to criticize government

National Development and Stability”, has said that the church which comprises of the Christian bodies in the country will continue to play very critical role in the overall growth and development of Nation.

Obasanjo also said that the Church makes essential interventions, affects policies as well as general directions of the various tiers of Nigerian government.

Why churches will continue to criticize government

He went on to say;

“A clear testimony to this ennobling role of the church can be seen from the topic: Mobilising Nigeria’s Human and Natural Resources for National Development and Stability.

“The main mission of the Church is salvation of the soul but without ignoring the physical, mental and the general social well-being of humankind.

“This topic is, to me, very apt, particularly as our dear country Nigeria keeps seeking for ways and means of overcoming the developmental challenges that confront it.

“When closely examined, it can be seen that the topic is prescriptive, as against the general norm nowadays which tend to dwell only on the ills that afflict us and consequently end up with only criticisms

“But I must hasten to say that criticism particularly objective criticism is good for the growth and human development”.

Obasanjo maintained that advancement was everything about individuals, for the people as well as by the individuals.

He stated, “this implies that no aspect of the development of any nation must be seen as an end in itself, but rather, as a means to acquiring human well being and welfare.

“The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) espoused the concept of Human Development as the ultimate goal of National Development.

“Growth and development are positive attributes. Anything God creates needs to grow and develop.”