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Adefarasin tasks FG on infrastructure, as Church ends conference


Paul Adefarasin

The Senior Pastor of the House On The Rock Churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, has urged the Federal Government to improve the state of infrastructure in the country.

Declaring open this year’s annual conference with the theme: “Spirit Life Conference” on Thursday in Lagos, the Senior Pastor equally challenged Christians, as well as Nigerians to do likewise, saying development in a country would remain elusive so long there is no conscious effort at investing in intellectual and physical infrastructure.

Speaking on the theme: “Emerge,” the cleric noted that it is the availability and deliberate optimisation of infrastructure that brings about real development in a nation.

According to him, Nigeria and other under-developed countries are in quagmire because of failure to get their acts together, which is key in utilising human capacity.

Adefarasin said the programme was to help participants redress their errors, adding that the time had come for those who know their worth in the body of Christ to emerge, not just for themselves, but because of the purpose they are to fulfil in the country.

He said: “There is an anointing for the kind of infrastructural development I am talking about and for government to take the country out of the woods, it must begin to consciously allocate money for its development. It must also begin to prosecute corrupt officials to make way for effective harnessing of the country’s resources.

“God is not in the business of giving money to those who do not know what to do with it. He wants us wealthy, He wants us influential, but we must also be ready before such could happen.”

He cited examples of some world’s leading billionaires such as Mike Zukerbeg, founder of Facebook; Bill Gates and founder of Amazon and Google as transformational individuals, who deployed their innate abilities to maximum advantage, and are now using them to improve their societies.

He, therefore, urged his audience to rise up to the challenge and make marks in their lifetime. But to become people of substance, he admonished them on the virtues of humility and preparation, without which one may not be able to bear, much less rise to position of importance.

The man of God, who expressed concern about Pentecostal movement in the country, said it has not made impact commensurate with its growth and size.

A highlight of this year’s conference is the featuring of world renowned preachers and musicians, such as Bishop T.D Jakes, Dr. Morris Cerullo, Grammy award winner, Kirk Franklin, as well as Donnie Mcclurkin.

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