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Kumuyi in southeast, says recession will soon be over

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu and Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri   |   07 October 2016   |   1:33 am
 Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

Iwuanyanwu tasks Buhari on assets sale, restructuring

The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi has expressed hope that with God on the country’s side, the current economic recession would soon be over.

He spoke at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, where he is scheduled to hold a crusade that would take him round the five states in the southeast.

According to him, the fear being expressed in some quarters about the country’s recovery from recession was not necessary.

Kumuyi explained that he decided to visit the zone with the message of hope that God has not forgotten the country, adding that what was happening now was temporary.

He said: “The message I have for our people is to understand that God is not limited. We have recession, we have challenges, but God is up to the task. If we come to him individually, he would solve our problems but at the state level, whatever we want from God, He is able to turn everything around.

“The leaders should listen to the populace and the populace should also listen to the leaders. I am quite hopeful that we will get out of this very soon.”

On calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to change his economic team and recruit notable technocrats into the system, the pastor said such calls were not necessary, stressing that those appointed should be allowed to do their work.

He tasked Nigerians to continue to support those appointed in government through prayers, noting that the wisdom required for people to operate came from God.

On the country’s 56 years independence, he asserted that much progress had been made in human, educational, health and other spheres of life.

Meanwhile, the Publisher of Champion Newspapers, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to abandon the idea of selling the nation’s assets.

Iwuanyanwu, who spoke in Owerri yesterday, said experience in the past showed that the proceeds from such sales were questioned.

He said since one of the reasons for the recession was caused by the activities of the Niger Delta militants and Boko Haram insurgents, their agitations should be addressed.

According to him, unless these socio-economic issues were tackled, the economy would remain shaky.

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