Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Chukwuemeka Uche Kanu has urged Nigerians to be hopeful in the spirit of Easter.
Dr Kanu said in his Easter Sunday sermon in Lagos that ‘there’s hope in the midst of hopelessness, fears, and doubt.’
The Prelate added; “during the time of our Lord Jesus Christ, the enemies did a lot, they thought they had silenced him, but God granted him victory.
“God vindicated him, from there, He became Lord of lords, King of kings, to Him every knee shall bow, every tongue confess, and Jesus is being glorified throughout the world.”
According to the man of God, “I tuned in to many stations on Sunday morning, and everywhere was agog with Jesus. Jesus actually is the reason for Easter. If he didn’t resurrect, there wouldn’t have been Easter, there would have been no Good Friday.
“We call the bad Friday Good because Jesus Christ resurrected afterwards, which shows that there might be weeping at night, but there’s always joy in the morning.
“People may be passing through the toughest tunnel of darkness, but at the end of the tunnel, there will be bright light that will glitter the whole place.
“So, no matter the condition anybody is going through, there’s hope, there’s victory.
“I will like to use this opportunity to tell Nigerians to cheer up because our present predicament would be over very soon. God would bring a real change, not man’s kind of change and every Nigerian would be surprised, we would rejoice because God is a Nigerian.”
While commenting on the state of security in Nigeria, Dr. Kanu said that it is the failure of the government, and that no matter how they defend it, it’s their failure.
“We have money, personnel, and people to secure the country, it seems there’s collaboration somewhere. You may be surprised, but government deliberately allows these things to happen.
“However, there’s an agenda and God will not allow the agenda to succeed in Jesus name,” he said.
He noted that if the government wanted to tackle insecurity, they could do so within two months, wondering why Nigerian security men went for peace keeping in Sudan, Congo, Liberia and other countries and succeeded.
He then said that the government must also check the movement of people into the country, adding that anyone that is coming into Nigeria should be screened at the border and that the government should mop up all the weapons that are in the hands of the wrong people; whether light or heavy, saying that they have a way of doing it, if they wish to do so.