Pastor Johnson Odesola, Assistant General Overseer, Administration and Personnel, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, has advised Nigerians to place their hopes and confidence in God rather than man because men cannot solve the country’s problems.
He said this throughout the week at the RCCG Headquarters, Throne of Grace, Ebutte-Metta, Lagos, according to a statement from the church.
“Politicians are after their interests. They enjoy free food with government money and do not spend their own money. Anyone who thinks that ‘man’ can solve the problem of the nation is living in self-deceit and that deception can even lead to tragedy,” he remarked.
He did, however, reassure Nigerians that the country’s economic issues, as well as insecurity and other problems, will soon be a thing of the past, replaced by triumphant music.
Odesola, who doubles as the Continental Overseer, East Africa, said, “The siege is over and will be followed by songs of victory is a prophetic statement which would come to pass and anyone who stands in the way of the prophecy will have himself or herself to blame because God is ready to take Nigeria to the next level.”
The AGO, lamenting the suffering of Nigerians, denounced politicians’ politics of ‘deception, selfishness, power play, wickedness, and callousness,’ which, he claims, is strangling economic growth and depriving people of effective governance in terms of social investment and welfare.
He urged the government to “return to those things that the previous government used to build Nigeria,” such as cocoa in the west, oil in the south, and groundnut and cotton in the north, noting that now that the oil boom has passed, it is time for the country to diversify and embrace agriculture in order to appeal to the younger generation.
On the removal of the oil subsidy, Odesola tasked the government with implementing policies that will benefit the country’s economy and be in the best interests of Nigerians, adding that the government should be ‘transparent and faithful’ in the oil subsidy, knowing full well that prices of goods and services will skyrocket, making life miserable for already hard-hit Nigerians.