Pastor Tunde Bakare, senior pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as the Latter Rain Church, bemoaned on Sunday that the elimination of subsidies is having a negative impact on Nigerians while urging President Bola Tinubu to focus on fighting corruption rather than Nigerians.
Bakare reacted to the elimination of fuel subsidies and its negative economic effects on Nigerians by saying, “Mr. President, murder corruption, not Nigerians. Without justice, no economy can prosper.
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Speaking at the church auditorium in Ikeja, Lagos, on the topic of “Vice, Virtue, and Time: The Three Things That Shall Never Stand Still,” the preacher criticised ECOWAS’s proposed military intervention in the Niger Republic.
He said: “Local support for Nigeria by Nigeriens is at an all-time low. It is, therefore, counter-productive to engage in a warfare. While we condemn coup d’etat in West Africa, we recognize that the situation calls for deep, introspection on the part of African leaders.
We call upon Nigeria at this time to provide good leadership. The real question is whether President Tinubu has capacity to provide the moral leadership even in the domestic context.
“We must share what the Lord has said to us and what he has shown to us. Today’s state of the nation broadcast is a by product of what we have seen and what we have heard.
“You’re going to see God’s move in our nation after this state of the nation broadcast. Today will mark the time, day and season that God intervened in Nigeria’s affairs.”