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CAN blames political leaders for Nigeria’s woes

By Chris Irekamba and Emeka Nwachukwu
28 March 2019   |   4:13 am
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State chapter, Alexander Bamgbola, has blamed the dwindling state of the economy, insecurity...

Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Olusola Ore (right); General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, William Kumuyi; Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Alexander Bamgbola; Secretary, Lagos CAN, Dr. Israel Akinadewo; Treasurer, Lagos CAN, Bishop Stephen Adegbite; and Archbishop of Vineyard Christian Ministry Forum, John Osa-Oni at the first Ministers Development and Networking Summit in Lagos…yesterday. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN-KUTI

Kumuyi tasks clerics on church building
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Lagos State chapter, Alexander Bamgbola, has blamed the dwindling state of the economy, insecurity and underdevelopment of the country on bad leadership.

According to the apostle, any country ruled by rascals will always find it difficult to succeed and compete favourably in the comity of nations.

He spoke yesterday at the first Ministers’ Development And Networking Summit organised by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM), in collaboration with CAN and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) at the church’s headquarters in Gbagada, Lagos.

“We need a new beginning in our nation because it has a rotten foundation of corruption. We are still reaping what we sowed in the rotten election of 1959. After that, subsequent elections had been rotten, hence we are still complaining till today.

“Look at how far we have wasted the resources of this nation. I once read in 1954 while growing up that a United Nations (UN) research revealed that three likely most developed nations by 1970 would be Brazil, Korea and western Nigeria. By then South Korea was worse than Syria of today, having just come out of war.

“But see what Brazilians and Koreans have done for themselves over the years and see what we Nigerians have done to our own country.”

General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, William Kumuyi, at the summit themed ‘Building the Builders’ urged every church minister to build according to Bible pattern, which endures.

Many church ministers are building today without Christ, hence there is problem in their lives and ministries, he added.

Declaring the summit open, he said the main objective of the builder should be to build the body of Christ and expand the kingdom of Christ.

Chairman of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Bishop Olusola Ore, reminded church leaders that their flocks need comfort and care.

He said: “The world today is besieged by a lot of social, moral and spiritual ills, including terrorism and corrupting influence of modern technology. This is the time the greater part of the world’s economy is directed towards acquiring weapons of mass destruction because of the threat of insecurity. The prevailing unfriendly situations around us call for compassion and care from the minsters of the gospel.”

The conference brought together leaders of different church denominations.