12th July, 2011
Special Apostle Israel Akinadewo of Motailatu Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide, Sanctuary Parish, Lagos, has said that the problems confronting Nigeria today are self inflicted.
The cleric, who made the remarks while speaking on activities marking the 10th year anniversary of the chuch recently, noted that people are happy wining and dining in corruption.
According to him, â€œin the real sense of it, God has blessed this country in all areas but the problems we have found ourselves are self inflicted,â€ adding that all the days of the activities will be used to pray for Nigeria and our political leaders.
Continuing, he said â€œpeople are happy ahnd dining in corruption. Many political office holders take political offices as a do or die and where to enrich themselves rather than serve. The people of Israel have remained blessed till today because they have kept the commandments of God from generation to generation, starting from the time of Abraham.â€
He queried the rationale behind the neglect of other money spinning ventures like agriculature just because of petroleum, stating that this is one of the problems confronting the nation.
â€œWe need to empower and encourage all tribes of the nation to focus more on the resources they are known for and all these tribal and religious wars will reduce to the barest minimum.
â€œWe need to go back to God, cleanse ourselves and remove the holier than thou attitude, while political office holders should be more accountable and leaders of religions should be more prayerful and purify themselves.
â€œWith these done, many so-called advanced and developed countries will be struggling to come to Nigeria to see things for themselves,â€ he said.
Meanwhile, the two-week long activities continue today with a revival which began yesterday and ends tomorrow at Arije Campbell, Dalemo Alakuko, Lagos State.
Tagged Anniversary of Upliftment, the anniversary, which Akinadewo described as a celebration of the existence of the church which has helped many members and people of the host community, will be rounded off with a thanksgiving on Sunday, 17 July and the chief host is His Grace, Archbishop (Dr.) Isaiah Motailatu Akinadewo (AP), Lion of Judah, who is the Primate, Prophet and Supreme Head of Motailatu Organisation worldwide.
Dignitaries expected to grace the occasion include Prophet G.O. Fakeye of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church Movement (Ayo Ni O), Surulere District, as the preacher; Primate P.A. Akinbo, Baba Aladura of Holy Ghost Church of God; Pastor Kehinde Okunmuyide, Chairman, Agbado-Oke Odo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State; Primate A.A. Omoyele-Adu, Auditor of Lagos State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN); Archbishop G.A. Faleye, Chairman, Ojokoro CAN and Apostle-General R.K.A. Yunyun, Chairman of Organisation of African Churches (OAIC), Lagos State; Senior Superintendent F.A.O. Alaol, Chairperson, CAN, Coker-Aguda LCDA; Special Senior Apostle Sunday Usu, Secretary General, OAIC, Nigeria Region and Superintendent Apostle G.I.J. Eke, Secretary General, OAIC, Lagos State.
Also expected at the occasion are Most Rev. (Prof.) Magnus A. Atilade, former Chairman, Lagos State Council of CAN and President, Christian Welfare Initiative and Mr. Ipoola Omisore, member, Lagos State House of Assembly representing Ifako-Ijaye Constituency.
Established in 1964, the Motailatu Organisation has over 30 branches in Nigeria and one in London.