As the effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and its second wave in Nigeria and around the world manifest, as a stakeholder in the Nigeria project and minister of God, I want to call on the Federal Government alongside the governors in their
states on need to proffer immediate solutions to the plights, pains and agonies the masses are going through, coupled with the inflation, hunger, insecurity, and other social vices….
Also, on the hard times Nigerians are facing, we now hear unpalatable news of terror, anguish, sadness, kidnapping, bare faced wickedness and hopelessness, such that frustration is written on the faces of many people, there are dashed hope, thus, it has become clear to many people that there is no solution from man, but only solution to the numerous hardships facing mankind, is in Almighty.
Furthermore, there is no doubt that most Nigerians are passing through tough times, enduring much pains and sufferings and even a lot-like-lack of electricity to power their homes, high cost of food stuffs, joblessness, a high poverty incidence and hunger, as all these have overbearing and negative multiplier effects on the people’s livelihood.
I also want to point out that government should make some moves to salvage the situations and ensure that the nation is healed, of many people who placed their trust and hope in earthly authorities have had their hopes dashed, and the numerous hardship and challenges that the world are experiencing today, are the fulfillments of the Scriptures.
Nevertheless, we need to admonish Nigerians that they should not dwell in hopelessness to the point of seeking solutions to their problems in wrong quarters, as the situation demands divine intervention, also we need not shed innocent blood in our desire to make it in life.
Nigerians are hereby urged to always respect constituted authority rather than wishing them evil, thus we should trust in God for the country to overcome its socio-political, economic and spiritual challenges.
Also, the Federal Government needs to declare state of emergency on unemployment, as governments at all levels, must put in place sound economic framework to tackle unemployment.
To better the society, I want to quote 2 Chronicles 7:14 “… If my people who are called by name, humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their evil ways, then, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.” And Psalm 4:3 – God is not only happy with the Godly, His ears are ever attentive to His prayers and Psalm 32:6 “for if only we are determined to seek His face with prayers and supplications, God is willing and able to turn around the situation of our great country for good and as the great Shepherd of the Flock, He will not only guide and lead us, but also respond to all our needs, concerns, and challenges, whenever we converged in fellowship with Him.”
• Prophet Oladipupo Funmilade Joel, (a.k.a. Baba Sekunderin), is the President, Tworem Int’l, Ibadan & Lagos, Nigeria.