From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
A former Deputy Provost of Evangelical Church Winning All, ECWA Theological Seminary Jos, Rtd Rev. Barje Maigadi has called on leaders in all spheres in Nigeria to provide “focus and purposeful leadership”, to end hardship and current security challenges bedeviling the country.
Maigadi disclosed this on Saturday during the Installation/Sendforth ceremony for incoming ECWA Vice President, Rev. Sunday Ajise/outgoing ECWA Vice President, Rev. John Aina and New Trustees, Rev. Justus Ayodele Obilome and Rev. David Kajom, held at ECWA Gospel 2, Jenta Jos, Plateau State Capital.
He said, “We need leaders who have the capability to consistently remained focus, resilient through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. We need leaders who provide direction and hope to the flock of God in a broken and shattered world.
“We must not allowed our people to look harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd. We need leaders that are focus, leaders who are able to resist all forms of distraction for the kingdom of God.”
Maigadi who retired from ECWA Wuse II Abuja, noted that people are faced with serious challenges where there is “apprehension, uncertainty and fear of insecurity”, which has claimed dozens of lives.
“In this century, many have anticipated catastrophe, disaster on the existing global system. Now, we are in it and the whole world is shaking with serious destructive forces.
“For instance, the rise of terrorists groups in the world including Boko Haram, herdsmen bandits and many others.
“Insecurity has now become the order of the day; with the destruction of these evil forces and the global pandemic, it has brought the world to stand still; it has shaken the social, economic, political and religious foundation of nature resulting to untold hardship.”
He regretted that, COVID-19 has affected every sphere of live and the Church was seriously affected, thereby changing the mode and manner of worship in the church.
According to him, most people believed that the future is gloomy and citizens of Nigeria are living in perilous times that require a “focus and purposeful leadership”.
In his remarks, the President of ECWA, Rev. Stephen Panya Baba who performed the installation expressed gratitude on the election of the new Vice President and the Trustees.
He said the new leaders have won the confidence of the people and urged them to embrace everyone and work faithfully to the glory of God to take the church to an enviable height.