1st July, 2011
A clergyman, Apostle Paul Taiwo Adenuga, has said that Nigeria and its leaders need prayers at a time when elected officers are just settling down in their respective offices and are concluding arrangements to appoint cabinet members at the federal and state levels.
He was speaking during the recently concluded Apostle Paul Gospel Outreach (APGO), 2011 International Pastorsâ€™ Conference held at the Faith Revival Apostolic Church, Idimu in Alimoso Local Government Area of Lagos State.
Making reference to this yearâ€™s theme, The World Changers, he explained that those who fall into this category of persons must be those who have made significant and positive impact on their individual environment and the world at large, adding, â€œthey are people who have vision to leave the world better than they met it, they are leaders in every capacity.â€
Taking a swipe at his fellow pastors who have commercialised the Ministry of Christ, he said it was indeed a sad development that they claim to win souls for Christ with gold and silver, thereby giving the seemingly helpless sheep of God a false sense of hope that could unfortunately lead them to losing their souls and heavenly homes.
Apostle Paul called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the state governors to appoint competent persons who have the fear of God into their various cabinets and that the issue of power supply should be tackled without further delay.
According to him, â€œif there is reduction in the cost of running of generators by the companies, employees will earn higher pay, while those companies will have capacity to employ more workers. Regular power supply will no doubt stabilise the country as small and medium scale businesses will spring up and foreign investors will be encouraged to come to Nigeria.â€
On the spate of bombings in the country, the clergy man will want government to handle the issue with all tenacity, stressing on the need for security agencies to step up their intelligence gathering so that people behind the incessant bomb blasts in the country would be brought to book.