By ZIKA BOBBY
FOR Nigeria to get out of her present predicament, the leaders should draw closer to God and govern with truth, sincerity and with the fear of God. General Overseer of the Galilee Christian Centre in Lagos, Prophet Williams Onuoha, said God’s blessing upon the nation is hanging “because of our insincerity to one another.”
He called on the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to redefine the change promised Nigerians.
Nigeria’s problems started since 1977 when the country held the FESTAC ’77 event. This was immediately after the oil boom. Abundant wealth came to Nigeria but because of a greedy few, we could not handle the wealth for the benefit of all.
When oil was discovered in Nigeria, to many it was a blessing but to some who were able to read between the lines, it was a curse. Since inception corruption and the craze for easy and quick riches became the order of the day.
Since 1977, the same people who ran the economy and government of this nation are the same people who are still in control of both power and economy, recycling the same old hands. Until we correct the ills faced by this country, the nation cannot move forward, even if you bring in 100 Buharis they can never turn it around.
Crises in the land
Everyday we read on the pages of the newspapers of killings, kidnappings of high profile Nigerians, Fulani herdsmen attacks, fathers defiling their daughters, children killing their parents, accidents, hunger, crime and so on. All these are enough to make any nation worry. Are we as a nation worried with all these ills?
The Federal Government should as a matter of urgency see to the end of these senseless killings by Fulani herdsmen, call the Niger Delta militants, Biafra agitators to dialogue. This is the only way to true progress. Violence has never solved any problem rather it compounds it. These crises are not helping this nation to grow. It is affecting me, it is affecting you and it is affecting the economy.
The issue of incest is terrible. It clearly shows that the devil is in control. This is the more reason we must all come together as one and pray for this nation. Prayer remains the key to a better Nigeria.
Look at what is happening in Europe and America. The world is facing a global crisis. What is happening there is the consequences of their past actions on Africa. The European nations truly and quickly need to seek the face of God and ask for forgiveness in order to move forward.
They knew Muammar Gaddafi was not the problem yet they killed him. It was a wrong decision to have killed the Libyan former ruler. His being alive was far more important to the Middle East and the world than his being dead, and it was a fatal miscalculation when he was killed. Today look at what his death has caused in the Middle East and across the world. Terror activities in France, Germany, leaving so many dead. The world needs God now more than ever before.
The outcome of the American election billed for November this year will shock many people. The Democratic candidate has her hands soiled in so many ill deeds, and this has drawn her away from God. It is God who installs leaders all over the world and it is the same God who removes leaders when they derail.
The Republican candidate has a better chance at winning only if he is more focused at the issues on ground. He is God-chosen but needs to do the will of his Creator. Only this will give him the deserved victory. He will make a better president. He is the type of leader America needs in this trying times.
Nigerians should be more prayerful
Nigerians should remain prayerful for it is the key to growth. We should pray against air disaster, flood and hunger. All those who beat the drum of war today should know that nothing good comes out of war for it only takes us years backward.
Let every Nigerian embrace peace and live as brothers and sisters. The leadership of this country should lead by example. The President and his team should not introduce policies that will tear us apart but rather policies that build us as one indivisible country. He should make his appointments reflect all parts of the country so that no part should feel marginalized.