A few years ago driving on Ife-Ibadan motorway, a friend and I chatted about the numerous billboards by the road side. Most of which were religious ones, all from different pentecostal churches – from miracle children, prosperity, deliverance from village witches to finding perfect life partner. It is incredible really, most of our religious leaders are experts in everything under the sun because God has called them.
Then he told me a story, a brilliant story of a man of God who prayed for a certain politician and spoke to God on his behalf, and God being all-powerful answered the politician’s prayers and became a governor of a state in our dear land Nigeria and in return he gave the church 100M naira as a thanksgiving.
I turned to my friend and asked if the money that the politician ‘shared’ belonged to babanla baba politician yen?
This is not an isolated case, it is very common tactic used by most of Nigeria Pentecostal leaders most especially the big ones. They are all the same, a quick search online will reveal plenty to read.
My friend and I talked about how this is simple, if a politician gives a pastor outrageous amount of money he could never have earned in 10 years as a thanksgiving gift, we all knew that is the health care, water, road and education funds taken away from the people – it is no brainer as budget is finite.
Now, Pastor Ashinmolowo of KICC London is a funny guy and really should just face his ministry and leave President Buhari to spend as much time as he could to fish out where $2.1B disappeared to – those Nigerians who are at the bottom are in no hurry as they are already down. If they happen to suffer a bit more now, they will not die – the future will be brighter for all of us if for once and all some scape goats are punished.
“President Buhari is a man of great integrity, who wants the best for the country. But if he spends all his time pursuing looters, the majority of us who did not steal will suffer” “Therefore, he must use the Parento’s Principle to approach governance. If you have your eyes permanently on the rear view mirror, you cannot drive fast. The past deserves just 20% attention,” Pastor Ashimolowo
Reading the above statement from the pastor, the first thing that came to mind was to ask the minister of God the last time he was at CAC Oke Aanu Akarabata, Modakeke. He was once a worker there as Ologba (training evangelist) I believe the school there was in okay condition at the time, this is how it looks today, empty and used as aatan (dumpster)
Most of Nigerian big Pentecostal preachers originated from Osun State, they are all alive when a section of it was on ‘fire’ God did not ‘speak’ to them then.
Most of them are the biggest headache for Nigeria especially the last seven years where they were able to manipulate GEJ with daily ‘vision’ of heaven. Now, with the present administration who is a Muslim and need not daily devotion, fighting corruption is a waste of time to them and Oga pastor teaching Economic principle.
What an irony.