By Odogwu Emeka Odogwu
Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye on Monday formerly assumed office as the Diocesan Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos (Anglican Communion) with a call on Nigerians to return to God.
Olumakaiye took over from Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo who was in 2000 elected Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos and Archbishop of Lagos Province.
In his inauguration and enthronement sermon at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina Lagos, Olumakaiye urged Nigerians to return to God for the country to overcome its challenges. 'We should go back to the ancient path of obedience, dignity of labour, honesty, fear of God, love and also being faithful to the things of God. By the time we walk on the path of righteousness, the beauty of holiness will be seen in our lives by everybody and society will be better for everyone to live,' he said.
He urged Nigerians not to lose faith but to continue to pray for the country, noting with absolute faith in the words of the Lord, there would be a major change in the country.
'I believe that at the end of the tunnel there will be light, hope is not lost, we should have hope for the country, at the end of the day, everybody will be happy.’’
He also urged religious leaders to give room for the younger generation to take over the leadership of the country. He said that the country did not move forward due to the recycling of old leaders that had run out of ideas.