The President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Bishop Wale Oke, has urged the Federal Government to revamp the ailing economy and take steps that will lead to reduction of prices of foodstuffs and other items.
Oke said this on Thursday in a statement by his media office to commemorate Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary.
He lamented that the poor state of the economy was having negative effects on so many Nigerians.
Oke who said enough of segregation, nepotism and favoritism, urged Nigerians home and abroad, to embrace God by fearing and worshipping him truthfully.
He, however, said the task of making Nigeria great was the responsibility of all Nigerians.
Bishop Oke also stated that both the rulers and the led must desist from the known traditional blame-games on the situation of the country.
The PFN president insisted that for the nation to be navigated back to its glorious past, every Nigerian must begin to play a worthy role.
He maintained that the situation the nation currently finds itself, is of great concern to all well-meaning Nigerians.
The statement read, “If we must find our back to the glorious past where religion, ethnicity and security among other present-day challenges were never our problems or issues of concern,then all of us must truthfully work together as indivisible entity for our own good.”
“Any group of people or country that repudiate God in its undertakings is already done for and will always incur the wrath of the Almighty. So let’s go back to the basics by making God our first in all things. We are not talking about religion here.
“Also, the Federal Government must do all it can to revamp the nation’s ailing economy. The depreciation of the country’s currency in exchange to other foreign currencies,is disturbing and disheartening.
“Something urgently must be done to salvage the situation because this is having a telling effect on Nigerians, especially with every item becoming prohibitive. Let our economic experts swing into action to arrest the increasing prices of food and other goods. God will help us.”
Oke, who is also the presiding Bishop of The Sword of the Spirit Ministries, Ibadan, however expressed the optimism that country would be great as envisioned by the founding fathers.