The Founder and General Overseer of Cornerstone Christian Church Incorporated in Agbarho, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State,Bishop Isaac. E. Etidia, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to invest and spend monies recovered from corrupt politicians to save Nigeria from the present economic recession it is grappling with.
This was as he declared that Nigeria would have experienced another civil war, if not for the prayers offered on behalf of the country by genuine Christian pastors, stressing that it is such prayers from real men of God that is saving the country, especially with the harsh economic condition Nigerians presently find themselves.
Etidia stated this in a chat with DAILY POST in his office at Agbarho on Thursday.
He opined that, “If the recovered loots is circulated, I think recession will not be there again”, noting that greed and avarice among Nigeria’s leaders are the real reason the nation is plunged into a recession that could have been avoided.
The cleric also suggested that should Buhari see the need to appoint a committee to oversee the investment of the recovered funds to save the country from the recession, he should act fast to help the country’s already dying citizenry.
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Etidia said it is the duty of Christian ministers to pray, preach and give godly counsel to Nigerians, adding that, “It is the prayer of real men of God that is saving this country if not, Nigeria would have been in another civil war.”
He asked Nigerian leaders to have the fear of God and be faithful to their oath of office as well as desist from converting
government’s property, including the treasury, for personal gains.
The bishop also condemned the federal government’s approach to diversifying the economy, saying, “It is an idea to make Nigerians comfortable” and not that they are serious about it.
Etidia, who noted that Nigeria is the only place where people endure hardship and are still comfortable, said, “I don’t see
any sign of seriousness on the part of government in diversifying the economy” just as he enjoined the Federal Government to adopt workable and visible plans that can save the country by “reducing the talks and increasing the work”.
He also called on the federal government as well as stakeholders to create jobs for the teeming unemployed Nigerian youths
and save the country from an impending doom.