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RCCG GO, Adeboye Makes U-turn, Charges Nigerians To Hold Govt Accountable
After years of unrelenting support to the present government of President Mohammadu Buhari, the General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Pastor Enoch has charged Nigerians to hold their leaders accountable.
This is coming hours later before the President laid off over thirty aides attached to the office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who also is the minister of RCCG.
The GO said this previous Sunday during a Special Prayer and Thanksgiving for Professors, lecturers, teachers, youth Corps, including students and their families at Ebute-Metta, Lagos, the RCCG Headquarters, The Throne of Grace.
Speaking at the special event tagged “Rising Stars” which graced by thousands of students, lecturers and academia from far and near, Adeboye said to hold government accountable will help deepen democratic and participatory governance in Nigeria, asked Nigerians to be prepared to hold leaders to account.
In his words: “The issue of a song praising corrupt leaders and given them titles is actually establishing, amplifying and concretising deterioration of the state.”
“In the community where I grew up, if anyone is found to be a thief, he or she will be ex-communicated from the community but today people give excuses for corrupt leaders because he or she is from their tribe or culture.”
“I have not seen anywhere who has gone to jail and is still in politics and holding public offices.” He said.
“It will take goodwill and strong courage for Nigeria to move forward. God will help us, but we should learn from nations where law and order have broken down”.
The General Overseer, who was represented by Pastor Johnson Odesola, his assistant GO, Administration and Personnel, said Nigeria was designed to be a rising star but deeply held down following a wide range of insincerity and non-challant attitude towards accountability and corruption by the leaders.
He charged Nigerian leaders to allow God to empower them in running government activities, described ‘star’ like a burning gas that needs a substance inside to become a rising star.
“They have been spending money on education, health, roads and light but with nothing to show for it because the vacuum of the true and righteous God in them is not filled.”
“God is the solution to our problems and as long as leaders refuse to recognize this salient truth and give Him position in their hearts, they would continue to chase shadows and have no answer to their confession that Nigeria’s problems are so complicated that as they are solving one, other bigger ones are raising their ugly heads to the extent that the latter would even rubbish the problems they thought they have solved,”
He further called on government to rise to education, advised them to fund and equip higher institutions with research aid, try to emulate similar institutions in developed countries, show commitment and pay more attention to uplifting our universities where we have the best brains, adding that innovations will come into many sectors and our image and economy will boost if the proper environment and needed tools to function is made available.