Femi Adesina, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, blasted preachers who make negative prophecies and statements about Nigeria on Thursday night, Daily Times gathered.
He urged such clergy to follow in the footsteps of Pastor William Kumuyi, the Founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, in the expectation that Nigeria will be able to travel again, considering the numerous challenges it faces at the moment.
In a piece titled “Nigeria Can Fly Again: We Can Believe Kumuyi,” Adesina said this.
“To Kumuyi and the state of the nation,” he wrote. Nigeria has the ability to fly once more. There will be a shift.
However, most preachers today do not preach in this manner. They prophesy doomsday, urge their members to despise the country and its leaders, and issue pessimistic prophecies that keep falling flat on their faces, since, as Pastor Kumuyi put it, “God is still interested in Nigeria.”
“Do those other preachers read copies of the Holy Bible different from the one Kumuyi reads? I wonder. Why are they then full of bile and ill will against their country and the leadership?
Was it due to the sluice gate closing? Is money no longer flowing to them, as it had been in the recent past? Why do they act so vehemently and make such ludicrous claims in the name of God? Why don’t they preach hope and just incite their followers to hate? On the Last Day, there are questions to answer. The house of God will be the first to be judged.
“Stop hate, killing, use of divisive utterances, Kumuyi said. You hear incendiary utterances all over the place today. On radio, television, social media, and even from the pulpit. All these eventually boil over, and lead to wanton killings.
“If only we can listen to people like Kumuyi, then we will have a better country,” Adesina concluded.