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Centre for Righteous Living urges christian leaders to continually speak truth to power

Centre for Righteous Living urges christian leaders to continually speak truth to power

Centre for Righteous Living (CRIL), a Christian-based non-governmental organisation, has urged Christian leaders in Nigeria to continue to speak on the state of the nation particularly at a time when the country is experiencing a new administration.

CRIL, which was set up to ensure that righteous leaders man the space of leadership across the country, equally called on all Nigerians to help the new administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu succeed.

“As for the president, we want Nigerians to keep him in their prayers. We also urge the new set of leaders not to shy away from doing things on the platter of righteousness. Nigerians should help the incoming president to succeed. We expect President Tinubu to correct the wrongs of his predecessor,” the centre said in a statement signed by its President, Solomon Adegbolagun, after a special meeting with its members in Lagos to assess the current state of the nation.

CRIL also called on the leadership of the National Assembly to ensure a balance in selecting its principal officers by electing a Christian member as the President of the Senate so as to maintain a balance against the Muslim-Muslim slots of the president and the vice president.

The body also congratulated the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu on his second term as the governor of the state, expressing the belief that his second term will bring more prosperity to the people of the state.

In congratulating the major actors in the transition process, Adegbolagun noted that Buhari has obviously done his best despite the pervasive challenges that characterised his government.

“Yes, on one side we can mention some of the dark sides of the outgone government like insecurity, indebtedness, nepotism, corruption, inflation and economic problems, but on the other side Buhari can be scored high in the area of building infrastructure, as Buhari has done more than all his predecessors in the area of infrastructure.

“Under Buhari there has been so much shedding of blood, Buhari might not be corrupt but corruption surrounded him. He has done what many others could not do in terms of infrastructure, roads and railways,” the group said.