Dec 26, 2011 – Nigeria Needs More Than Prayers To Survive – Kumuyi
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, yesterday said Nigerians need to do more than praying to survive the challenges facing the country. naijagists.com
He addressed reporters at the just-concluded annual December retreat of the church on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The programme, tagged: More Than a Conqueror in Time Like This, was attended by thousands of Christians. It had Bible teachings, singing and prayers.
Kumuyi said there is hope for Nigeria in the New Year, adding that prayers alone cannot solve the nation’s socio-economic problems because they are caused by avoidable human errors.
The cleric said developed nations did not achieve their feats through prayers alone but with all stakeholders working together to make their countries better and safer for all.
He said: “Nigeria is increasingly faced with a high rate of unemployment among youths, inadequate infrastructure, insecurity, corruption and falling standard in the education sector, which requires the effort of all stakeholders to address the tide.”
Noting that Nigeria has had its challenges in the outgoing year, Kumuyi said: “We must not dwell on the negative but forget the past and galvanise our efforts together for greater exploits in the New Year.
“I believe we can make a change. Thank God, it was not worse than this…”