THE General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, on Sunday, said since Nigeria got independence in 1960, its economy had been oscillating between numbing distress and fatal anaemia.
Kumuyi, while speaking during his sermon at an interdenominational church Service as part of the programmes to mark the 49th Independence Day celebration on October 1, held at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, urged leaders and the followers to resist corruption at all levels, saying corruption had been responsible for Nigeria woes.
“Nigeria’s economy has hardly enjoyed stable health since independence. It has oscillated between numbing distress and fatal anaemia. “The global meltdown is not responsible for our economic maladies because before meltdown begins, Nigeria’s economy was in practical terms, in sickening pulp,” he stated.
Kumuyi, speaking further, said even though there was hope in the present leadership of the country, the future wealth and health of the nation was dependent on the collective willingness to repent from the wrong doings.
He tasked the Federal Government on the need to diversify the nation’s economy, while expressing worry on the neglect of agriculture that used to be the country’s source of economy.
Pastor Kumuyi said the fact that only 40 per cent of Nigerians had access to electricity “bears the tell-tale of collapse of the existing infrastructure that marks years of a feeble economy in the country.”
Senate President, David Mark, in his speech urged Nigerians to be prepared to take away corruption and bring about honesty and justice into governance in the country.
He spoke on the need for unity through religious tolerance, expressing hope that the National Assembly would continue to work with the executive arm of the government in delivering the dividend of democracy to the people.
Culled from Nigerian Tribune