Monday, 30 November 2015

Nigeria's Government Is Helpless - Tunde Bakare

Popular Lagos pastor, Tunde Bakare, has said the current administration tends to be helpless in adequately tackling the multi-faceted challenges currently confronting the country. Hence, the need for a spiritual solution.

Pastor Tunde Bakare said the incumbent administration seems incapable to handle Nigeria’s issues.

The serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, spoke while leading the church congregation in a prayer session for the country in Lagos on Sunday, November 29.

He noted that there are indication based on the current situation in the country which suggests the government had no plans to Nigeria’s plethora of problems.

According to the clergyman, key officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had started giving excuses why the promised change might be long in coming, a development which calls for worry.

Pastor Bakare made specific reference to the alleged comments by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who reportedly said the nation’s problems had become more complicated for mere mortals to handle.

“I need to call your attention to the comments made by my brother and governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, who said Nigeria had sunk deeper than any human being can redeem. If the people in government, who promised us change can say this, then where does our hope lie?” Bakare said.

According to the cleric, both past and present government had a shabby approached to several issues ravaging the nation.

He stressed that the plan to rescue the missing Chibok girls, was not met with the seriousness it deserved.

Bakare argued that the government had failed to rescue the missing schoolgirls, because the girls were not directly connected to high government officials, stressing that the leaders do not feel the pains of the people.

“Getting a solution to the nation’s problem is becoming difficult; they do not have answers to where the missing girls are located. I want to tell you that if the schoolgirls are the children of top government officials, they would have known what they can do to rescue them. We are praying that God will send confusion to the midst of the girls’ captors that they would be set free,” Bakare stressed.

On his brief absence from talking on certain national issues, he said it was deliberate and timely. However, he promised that the coast had become clear for him to make his positions known.

While leading the congregation in prayers, Bakare asked God to strengthen those who had genuine intention to govern the country.

He also prayed that those who had come to enlarge their “empires should be removed.”

In an interview with The News, Bakare said that the idea of investing stolen loot in Nigeria for the purpose of creating employment does not lessen the gravity of the crime.

He also shared his thought on the nation’s threatened peace, saying: “I think time has come for us to know that to put a stop to all these menace is to sit down together and begin strategic thinking to renegotiate our peaceful coexistence.”