By JULIANA AGBO, Abuja
The executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim commission (NCPC), Rev Uja Tor Uja has charged Christians to build character for Nigeria in various capacities so as to contribute their quota to the change the nation needs.
Rev Uja who gave the charge Wednesday during the NCPC inauguration of the pilgrimage mobilisation team in Abuja said, Christians need to build a holistic character that will provide the nation directions that will show example to foreigners.
He stated that Christians must build a vision that is big and long enough to correct some wrong doings in the church and Nigeria generally, adding that Nigeria needs a vision long enough to provide development and engagements so that the present generation and the generation to come engage the vision.
He added, “vision is the critical thing that holds people together, it is not sufficient to keep shouting restructuring, but the only thing that can give the present structure a new structure can only be vision.”
“We need to build leadership, it is no longer news that we are short of leadership everywhere, we the older generation have not done enough to build succeeding leadership, because development involves building people and giving them leadership capacity, so that , at every level in life, we find people who can give directions to others.”
While inaugurating the pilgrimage mobilisation team, the executive secretary urged members of the team to work in such a manner that will make pilgrimage to holy land cheap, available to everyone and make it an easy process.
Rev Uja commended the church for providing early schools in the country and tasked them to do more than before, saying the church should help build the nation properly and develop infrastructure for the future.
“Do not be ashamed of the gospel, stand up in a holistic lifestyle to show that Jesus lives, take Nigeria and your family to the feet of Jesus for healing.”
He urged Nigerian leaders to help develop a vision, propagate and internalise it, adding that vision is required to have one common direction as nation.