PRESIDENT, Seventh Day Adventist Church in Northern Nigeria, Pastor Yohanna Harry has expressed fears that the kingdom of God may have no room for failed political and religious leaders in the hereafter.
Pastor Harry, who made the assertion in a sermon at the third quadrennial meeting of the church in Abuja at the weekend, noted that political and religious leaders at all levels will only salvage the likely situation by facing challenges of leadership without given excuses for their own good and humanity in general.
He stressed that both religious and political leaders must be ready always to face challenges and ensure that followers are treated justly amidst the challenges they may be facing.
“Leaders at all levels must be honest, just and fair to all, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political inclinations”
While taking his reading from the book of Proverb Chapter Sixteen verse one, Pastor Harry highlighted some good qualities of a godly leader to include humility, honesty, and wisdom.
In his acceptance speech the newly elected President of the church in the North Central region, Pastor Mikah Nasamu assured the faithful that his priority will be to spread the gospel of Christ with the aim of uniting the people and promoting peace in the region and the country at large.
He also called on Nigerians, particularly Christians to tolerate one another and coexist peacefully to enhance development in the country.
Some delegates at the constituency meeting; Mrs. Hauwa Magaji, Elder Benjamin Mashi, and Pastor Munaji Musa described the event as spirit-filled, promising to continue to support the newly elected leaders of the church through prayers.