Feb 23, 2014 – Pastor Tunde Bakare Preaches On Sanusi’s Suspension
The founder of Save Nigeria group and the GO of Latter Rain Assembly church in Lagos state Nigeria has lent his voice to the ongoing corruption scandal that led to the suspension of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the former governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria.
Pastor Bakare said the ex-CBN Governor raised the alarm too late on the missing $20 billion dollars from the $67 billion that accrued to Nigeria from crude shipped by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) between January 2012 and July 2013.
Read excerpts from his sermon today:
“Nevertheless, it is better late than never. Now that the whistle has been blown and the blower has become the object of persecution, we remain where we have always been – on the side of God and on the side of truth and we stand by those who pitch their tent on this side.
“We will not shoot the wounded righteous soldier. In the midst of persecution, wounded they may be, let them rest on this side knowing the arc of the moral universe may be long but it bends towards justice,”
“Perhaps, no serving government official has been as outspoken against misgovernance as the suspended CBN Governor, however, when the CBN, the Ministry Finance, the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, the PPPRA, the NNPC and other agencies provided conflicting figures as to actual subsidy payments to the Adhoc committee on the management of fuel subsidy, that may have been the opportune time to blow the whistle,”
Quoting the Holy Bible in Proverbs 11:21, “though hand joins in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.”
He therefore urged that despite his travails, however severe it may become in the days ahead, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi should remember the words of William Cullen Bryant,” Truth crushed to earth, shall rise again, th’ eternal years of God are hers; but error, wounded, writhes in pain, and dies among his worshippers,” .