Seek spiritual help to tackle Nigeria’s challenges, cleric tells Buhari, Govs
By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
A cleric, Apostle Lawrence Bamilaw has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the state governors in Nigeria incorporate spiritual leaders in their governments in order to overcome the challenges rocking the nation.
He asked the nation’s political leaders to desist from being defensive and giving excuses over its inability to tackle the challenges saying “our leaders should be humble, admit their helplessness and seek help from spiritual leaders.”
Bamilaw, the converner of an annual spiritual programme, the African Marathon Praise, 2020, said the Federal and State Governments have not explored spiritual means of tackling the challenges of the nation and that it was high time they incorporated clerics that would pray the country out of her woes.
Addressing a press conference in Osogbo on Monday, Bamilaw, the chairman of a Non-Governmental Organisation, Apostolic Grace Network that organised the marathon praise, advised President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint religious leaders that would assist his Government tackle the nation’s challenges spiritually.
The cleric lamented the challenges bedeviling the country especially in the area of insecurities and economic problems and stressed the need for the Federal Government to approach spiritual leaders for help.
While disclosing that the marathon praise would hold on Saturday, December 5, 2020 between 9am and 6pm at the Union Baptist Church, Odi-Olowo, Osogbo, Bamilaw said lots of testimonies have emerged from those who have been attending the annual event.
He said the EndSARS protesters did not ask for too much in their demands and that the hoodlums who hijacked the demonstration were sponsored by politicians.
On the corona virus pandemic, the cleric tasked African leaders to declare a day of thanksgiving to God for not allowing evil predictions to materialise in the continent.
“I ask the Federal Government to secure the nation and ensure peace. EndSARS protesters did not ask for too much. If Government had listened on time, there wouldn’t have been violence. Hoodlums hijacked the peaceful protets and these hoodlums are political thugs from all the parties. The Government needs help.
“Insecurities and economic crisis are now the order of the day in the country. I want to task the Federal Government of Nigeria, incorporate spiritual leaders into your system of Government. Call for spiritual help because you are obviously helpless. You need to ask for help, so that you can be helped. FG needs supernatural help, call for technical help from the foreign nations.
“Bill Gate predicted that dead bodies would be picked once corona virus gets to Africa but we thank God it is not so. So, I want all the African leaders to declare a thanksgiving service day in their nations to celebrate God’s preservation through the pandemic period. Don’t take God’s grace for granted so that you won’t be grounded,” he added.
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