Revd. Felix Omobude, the National President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has called on Nigerians to be patriotic and keep hope alive, in spite of the current challenges facing the country.
Omobude, in his Christmas message, expressed appreciation to God for His faithfulness towards Nigerians, especially in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He sympathised with all those who lost their loved ones in the pandemic and prayed for the healing of those who were afflicted by the virus.
“That the impact of the virus in Nigeria has not been as devastating as projected by experts. This happened on the account of the grace of God,” he said.
Omobude, nonetheless, appealed to all Nigerians to continue to abide by the protocols established by the relevant authorities, in order to curb the spread of the emergent strains of the virus and the new wave of infections.
“In spite of the economic downturn and wave of insecurity, only God’s plan for Nigeria will prevail,” he said.
Besides, the PFN president urged the citizens to love their neighbours and find a way to eschew all forms of bitterness in order to promote the country’s unity, peace and prosperity.
Omobude, however, called on the Federal Government to do more in addressing challenges of insecurity, poverty and unemployment in the country.
“Our prayer is that, as we celebrate the birth of our saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, the nation will experience the joy of rebirth in every area of our life as a people.
“We wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a fruitful New Year,’’ he added.