By Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Piigrims Commission, (NCPC) Rev. Yakubu Pam says the greatest attribute of a good leader is selfless service to the people.
He regretted that some of the Country’s leaders only think about themselves and their families, forgetting about those who were instrumental to their success.
Pam stated this while delivering a sermon at the Assemblies of God Church, Hwolshe in Jos, the Plateau State Capital.
The Executive Secretary who was speaking on the topic: Living bigger than yourself”, reading from the book of Nehemiah 2:1-10, said, God can use anyone, irrespective of status to achieve his purpose.
He stressed the need for the younger generation to imbibe a good culture of leadership to enable them handle affairs of the country effectively in future.
Pam expressed regret that the love of money has taken over patriotism, which he said was the major focus of the Country’s forefathers.
He said, “If our politicians can only accept the spirit of good sportsmanship, most of the problems we pass through in the country, including security challenges, kidnapping and banditry would have been solved.
According to him, “We are suffering because individuals have taken their ambitions far too serious because of selfishness.
“The story of Nigeria will change if our politicians learn to behave like the Prophet Nehemiah who stood firmly in defence of Jerusalem when his opponents were trying to belittle his efforts in the rebuilding of his country.
“Politicians are not patient and they are neither disturbed about the growth of the country just as Prophet Nehemiah was when he heard that the walls of Jerusalem had fallen flat and he sought the permission of the king to rebuild it’s walls and not seeking protection for himself alone”, he maintained.
“Great leaders do not think about themselves but rather think about their people.
Responding to questions from journalists, the NCPC Executive Secretary, “Decried the call for secession and said agitators should reflect back when we all came together as a nation.
He said the declaration of prayers and fasting by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, “was to seek the face of God to intervene in the nation’s security problems, as the government has done it’s best to curb the ugly situation but to no avail”.
The Cleric who advised Nigerians to complain less and profer solutions to the numerous challenges, called for more prayers for the Country.