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The Federal Government has challenged religious leaders to be in the vanguard of transforming the society and ridding the country of incidents of cultism, terrorism, kidnapping and other social vices.
Speaking in Abuja at the official flag off of the national Christian campaign on social transformation, President Jonathan who was represented by the Minister of Housing and urban development, Miss Ama Pepple, said Nigerians have lost the values of hard-work, respect for elders and obedience to constituted authority.
The President said there is a need for religious leaders to be in the vanguard of transforming the society and rid the country of incidents of cultism, terrorism, kidnapping and other social vices.
President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, promised that the church will continue to assist the government in promoting the ideals of a good society where peace and justice reigns.
Those present at this event called on Christians in the country to imbibe and practice true godliness that will lead to the transformation of the society.