Tunde Bakare Urges Nigerians To Turn To God, Says It’s Now Clear Govt Helpless On Nigeria’s Problems
Co-convener of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG) and outspoken cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged Nigerians to turn to God as it is now becoming clear that the All Progressives Congress-led federal government is helpless in adequately confronting the multi-faceted challenges currently bedeviling the country.
This is just as he declared that the coast had become clear for him to start baring his mind on topical issues, after remaining silent on some national issues for some time.
Bakare, who is the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, spoke while leading the church congregation in a prayer session for the country on Sunday.
According to the fiery preacher, the current situation in the country is an indication that the current administration did not have a ready-made solution to the problems ravaging the country.
He specifically expressed worry that key officials of the APC had started giving excuses why the promised change might take longer than expected.
Pastor Bakare, who was President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2007 presidential election under the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), was reacting to comments by the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai that Nigeria’s problems had become more complicated than human beings could solve.
“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?
“So, you can begin to wonder where the nation is heading towards. The PDP couldn’t do it, the people who promised change, have started saying the nation’s problems are deeper than human beings could solve. Who do you turn to to solve our problems?” Bakare asked the congregation rhetorically.
He added that “What they are saying is that we should turn to God to solve our problems. What we know is that Nigeria will work in our own time”.
While leading the congregation in prayers, Bakare asked God to strengthen those who had genuine intention to govern the country, praying that those whose major purpose was to enlarge their “empires should be removed”.
On the Chibok schoolgirls, who have spent over 590 days in Boko Haram captivity, the cleric slammed past and present governments for not giving their rescue all the seriousness it deserved.
He further expressed outrage that government had failed to rescue the abducted schoolgirls because their parents were not high government officials or connected to persons in places of authority.
Pastor Bakare stated that getting solution to the nation’s problem is becoming a herculean task as those saddled with leadership positions do not have answers to where the missing girls are located, adding that if the schoolgirls’ parents were 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 added.