Rhema church begins convention, tasks government on eonomy, good governance
The Presiding Bishop of Rhema Christian Church and Towers (RCC&T), Taiwo Akinola, has called on the Federal Government to boost the economy and create jobs for the youths. He added that the 1.9 per cent growth recorded in the last quarter, which is lower than the initial World Bank projection of 2.2 per cent shows that the economy is bleeding, with attendant effects of gross falling living standard of almost all across board.
Briefing the press on the 2019 Rhema World Convention at the Church headquarters, Sango Otta, Akinola noted that instead of working on the economy, government had increased taxes and charges without considering the negative impact on the people, saying it would be better to cut down on the huge cost of governance than passing the burden to the citizens, who are struggling to survive.
Akinola noted that the humongous remunerations of Senators and other politicians in public offices are some of the reasons politicians are enmeshed in violence and other vices, while jostling for political office. He called for monetary gains to be made less attractive, so that only people who have genuine interest to serve the people will occupy the various leadership positions.
The Presiding Bishop explained that this year’s convention with the theme, Total Victory In Christ Jesus, coincides with the church’s 28th anniversary, adding that aside opening branches in the USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, Ghana and Kenya, the church has commenced work at its City of Zion camp and that a monthly prayer meeting holds there.
Akinola said the eight-day event, which starts today has morning, afternoon and evening sessions daily, adding that the popular ‘Hosanna Night’ will round off the spiritual meeting.
Among Ministers of God billed to feature are Rev. Kunle Adesina, Bishops Akinola, Ayo Olubusuyi, Victor Akilla, Abiodun Akinteye, Israel Alaya, Pastors Femi Gbenjo, Sina Olufade and Tofunmi Opaleye, among others. Gospel artistes including, Mike Abdul, Wunmi Sax, Olufunke Akins, Folasade Taiwo, Bois Olorun and Praise Machine, among others, will also feature in the event.