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Don’t sacrifice Nigeria’s destiny for your ambitions, Oyedepo warns politicians


Bishop David Oyedepo

The General Overseer of Living Faith Church (aka Winners’ Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo, yesterday cautioned politicians against sacrificing Nigeria’s destiny for their ambitions. He noted that true leaders are more concerned about the well-being of the people.

During a church service entitled, “a nation in a state of slumber,” Oyedepo maintained that there could be no peace in a nation where justice is being shelved aside.He warned that the nation might witness a wild uproar if urgent steps are not taken to curtail the activities of the herdsmen.

The cleric regretted that Nigeria was a nation at war with herself given that there are neither ethnic crisis nor natural disaster yet mass burials were being witnessed in parts of the federation.


His words; “Hear the voice of God through his prophet. The soul of Nigeria is near to the point of death. Citizens of this nation are fast becoming endangered species. God have mercy.

“Insurgency is spreading across the nation under the guise of Fulani herdsmen. Danger is looming. For example, how many of these killers have been brought to book since their campaign of carnage and destruction began? They must have the backing of some invisible powers. What is the morality behind some strangers who are doing their business as cattle rearers overrunning another man’s farm with their cattle?

“When they are challenged, you are killed. Where are the leaders of thought in Nigeria, where is the government? “We are sitting on a keg of gun powder as a nation. God spoke to me in 1992 that a time like this was coming. It is clearly written in my diary. The destiny of our nation has never been under any threat of survival as we have it now. Many may soon be forced to take laws into their hands. The security apparatus of the nation has obviously failed to defend the lives and properties of these poor farmers across the nation.

“While we are claiming to curtail Boko Haram onslaught, we are on the other hand sponsoring or abating the Fulani herdsmen and their murderous acts.”He went on: “Nigeria still produces less than 20 per cent of what she eats, so what is the contribution of herdsmen and their cattle business to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

“There is more to this low response from government in addressing these sensitive issues. There have never been this kind of assault on the intelligence of the people like we are having now. Are the Fulani now the customary owner of every state, city and outlet? Danger looms, every community may soon set up their own security system to defend themselves.”

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