No one should be blamed for Nigeria’s quagmire, says Bishop Matthew
As Bishop Rejects Sale Of National Assets
Even as the country’s present administration continues to blame past governments for Nigeria’s current economic downturn, the Bishop of Church of God Mission, Mafoluku, Lagos, Egwowa Matthew, has called on Nigerians to stop pointing accusing fingers at anyone, as the country’s present predicament is caused by all citizens.
The Bishop stated this at a press conference to announce the yearly revival of the church, starting from September 25 to October 5, 2016 and his 56th, as well as, his birthday on October 1.
He said: “We chose, who presides over the affairs of our country. If you know he is a bad leader and you still voted for him, then you caused the problem. And if you didn’t vote at all, you also caused the trouble, by not voting for the person you think can do it better.
No one can alienate himself from the troubles in the land. So, the only solution is prayer, because the president cannot solve it alone.”
Similarly, retired Bishop of the Diocese of Ife, Rt. Rev. Oluranti Odubogun has rejected the idea to sell the nation’s assets for whatever reasons, saying the assets are meant to be preserved and managed for coming generations.
He said this at the presentation of a presidential address during the 2nd Session of 9th Synod of the Diocese of Ife, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion.
He noted that if Nigeria goes ahead with that idea, the nation is making itself an ingrate before God, Who provided these assets for our corporate benefit, adding that replacing the wealth would be almost impossible.
“Definitely, quite a number of principles would be proffered for us to get out of this problem, but we also need to sit back and ask if God is in those suggestions,” he said.