Moving Nigeria towards righteousness in 2024, By Ayo Akerele

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Nigerians, it is in an environment of righteousness, first among leaders, that will make our prayers and fasting work. Sin erodes the power in prayer. No force of imperialism can defeat a nation with a people and leadership who are ready to stand for what is right. These kinds of leaders will make the right policies, establish law and order, justice and fairness, and use resources judiciously and efficiently to better the lives of the people. Whether we split Nigeria up into different regions or nations, or we pursue the restructuring of the current entity, it is this same principle of “righteousness” that will make us great again. When you split a nation into smaller units of unrighteous leaders, the same unrighteous leaders will still destroy their smaller nations. Nations are not great because of the values of their

“Righteousness makes a nation great; sin is a disgrace to any nation.” – Proverbs 14:34 

In conclusion, present day Nigeria has become a caricature of its glorious destiny, reveling in the murky and stinking waters of state capture, acute poverty, perennial corruption, ritual killings, organised crime, vote buying and election rigging, kidnapping, and worst of all, the corruption of the church of Christ. Are we going to remain silent in the new year? Won’’t you speak up and stand up for what is right?

Aristotle once said,

“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” 

We cannot rescue the future if we don’t know the past. Where do we go from here to rescue this nation? I

t is time to stand for change

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right from our homes to our personal spheres of influence. We cannot stop election riggers from plying their trade, but we can stop the forgery of academic certificates from our homes. We may not be able to stop the looting of the Central Bank of Nigeria, but you as an apprentice with a motor mechanic should stand for integrity at your mechanic workshop by not stealing money from your boss. The change in our negative value systems start with you and me. 

“The integrity of the upright shall guide them: But the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.”” -Proverbs 11:3

Nations are not great because of the values of their wealth. Nations are great because of the wealth of their values. 

Prophecy and positive confessions won’t make Nigeria great. It is righteousness that will make Nigeria great;

 

justice, equity, fairness, integrity, rule of law, truth, love, and a progressive change in our current national value system from top to bottom and from bottom to top. Happy New Year, Nigeria, and Nigerians.

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