The General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has stated that the challenges facing Nigeria is more than political, adding that the country is in dire need of spiritual solutions.
Speaking when he visited Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House on Sunday, the revered spiritual leader said political leaders appeared to have tried their humanly possible best, yet the problems persist.
He expressed confidence that though the problems seem to have persisted and in some areas getting worse, he trusts in God that the problems will not last forever and they will even be over sooner than later.
Adeboye, who said he was in Kaduna to pray for the people and give them hope, said his tour of Nigeria which has brought him to Kaduna, was not just to organise crusade and pray for the people and Nigeria, but an opportunity to gather people together to let them know that tomorrow is going to be alright if Nigerians can be a little more patient with God.
“I was here about two years ago with the former Governor; that time I came to pray for some of my members who were kidnapped and miraculously rescued. I came to encourage their families to let them know that all will be well.
“I have come again this time around because it has become more and more clearer to us that the problems our nation is facing is more than political. Our problems will require quite a bit of spiritual solution. We as a country are blessed; we are blessed with people with great intelligence, we are blessed with all manners of resources and yet we have so many problems. And it is not as if people in authority are not trying their best; they are doing as much as humanly possible.
“We found out that when you have problems that are beyond human ability to solve them, then, you call on the Almighty because He has the power to solve all problems. So, we have been going round in our own little ways to support the efforts of all the various governments and parastatals to call on the Almighty to come to our aid, because we need help. We need help and we need it urgently. Much as our leaders are doing their very best to help us solve our problems, the problems seem to have persisted and in some areas, the problems seem to be getting worse.
“But we trust in Almighty God that, this problems will not last forever. We trust God that the problem will even be over sooner than later. That is why we have been going round holding crusade and the crusade are just a means of gathering people together to let them know tomorrow is going to be alright if we can be a little more patient with God. We believe very strongly that people need this encouragement, so that they don’t lose hope. Because when they lose hope they do all kinds of strange things; we don’t want a situation where people begin to think of taking their own lives,” Pastor Adeboye said.
Governor Sani who eulogised Pastor Adeboye and highlighted his contributions to Nigeria, said the President Bola Tinubu-led government needs prayers and support of clerics like Adeboye to succeed.
“You have at critical times in our country, led interventions aimed at directing the political leadership to the path of justice and fairness. Your authority is a huge asset and we deeply appreciate you, sir.
“We also believe Sir, that from the remarks you made just now, that our country at this critical time requires intervention from people like you who are tested and who have in the past intervened and helped us to find solutions to our problems. We believe you won’t be tired, we also need an intervention at this critical time. Many Nigerians are loosing hope and they have been very cautious about the future but like I said, we are going through difficulties because of what happened in the past.
“Now we have a President who is determined, focused and ready to take the country to a greater height and I have no doubt, with your intervention and prayers, our President will get it right. Mr President has taken some very important steps towards moving our country forward but most of these steps are things that might be difficult at this critical time because they are major reforms. We need economic and social reforms. We need reforms that might be painful at this critical time but I have no doubt that in the nearest future, Nigeria will be better for all of us by the grace of God,” he said.