Pastor Samuel Sanusi, General Secretary and Chairman Executive Officer (CEO) of The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) has advised Nigerians to imbibe integrity, tolerance, sacrificial living, holiness and mercy.
Sanusi said the scriptures emphasise these tenets and were pillars on which prosperous nations stand.
He added that observance of the tenets would help tackle the economic and insecurity challenges confronting the nation.
Sanusi, in a statement after a meeting with stakeholders, also said that what Nigerians needed at the moment was better life, not more religion.
“Most Nigerians, irrespective of their religious leanings, are currently living in pains associated with poverty and discomfort arising from lack of access to good quality education, appropriate housing, good medical care, employment opportunities and safe and secure neighbourhoods,” Sanusi stated in the statement made available to the media by Benjamin Mordi, BSN Manager, Media and Public Relations.
Sanusi said he was yet to see practitioners of any religion not groaning under the weight of the present challenges and advised people in leadership positions at all levels to prioritise the welfare of Nigerians above all other interests and considerations.
He maintained that the immediate preoccupation of BSN was collaboration with people in positions of leadership to provide an enabling environment for Nigerians to lead lives that the scriptures envisage.
“The Bible Society of Nigeria will continue to execute life-transforming programmes that will improve the welfare of Nigerians no matter the religions they practice.