FG helpless on Nigeria’s problems, needs divine help – Bakare


The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Lagos, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has said the incumbent administration in the country appears to be helpless in adequately tackling the multi-faceted challenges currently confronting the country.

Bakare, who spoke while leading the church congregation in a prayer session for the country in Lagos ion Sunday, said the current situation in the country did not suggest that the government had a ready-made solution to the problems ravaging the country.

The cleric expressed worry that key officials of the All Progressives Congress had started giving excuses why the promised change might be long in coming.

He made specific reference to the comments by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, who reportedly said the nation’s problems had become more complicated than human beings could solve.

Bakare said, “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?

“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.”

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Bakare, while leading the congregation in prayers, asked God to strengthen those who had genuine intention to govern the country, praying that those who had come to enlarge their “empires should be removed.”

He believed that past and present government had not approached the plan to rescue the missing Chibok girls with the seriousness it deserved.

The cleric argued that the government had failed to rescue the missing schoolgirls, who were kidnapped on April 14, 2014, from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, because the girls were not directly connected to high government officials.

“Getting a solution to the nation’s problem is becoming difficult; they do not have answers to where the missing girls are located. I want to tell you that if the schoolgirls are the children of 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.

He added that he had refrained from talking on some national issues for some time, promising that the coast had become clear for him to make his positions known on topical issues.


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