The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, is optimistic about the future of Nigeria when he urge citizens not to panic about the current socio-economic and security challenges.
The popular cleric who just celebrated his 75th birthday on Monday, June 6, said the nation would soon overcome this time of economic hardship and become better.
Speaking to audience yesterday in Warri, Delta State, on his one-day bible study programme, tagged: “Following a Life Transforming Example,” in the city’s stadium, the pastor urged Federal Government to dialogue with Niger Delta stakeholders to end renewed militancy in the region.
He noted that the need for the nation’s restructuring should not lead to its division, rather all efforts must be focused on the country’s progress.
“We should not worry ourselves too much on the issue. We should rather think of how we can move the country forward because too much talk about restructuring does not mean Nigeria will break up.
“The solution is that we should begin to dialogue. Stakeholders should reason together and see the way forward, instead of accusing one another. What we are interested in is how to solve the problem. What are the expectations of both sides so that we can move forward?”
He said comments by Nigerians on the economic situation were normal, adding that they were indications that the country deserved better than the realities on the ground.
“The reason people are commenting is because Nigeria deserves to be better. The economy has been low, but we are getting out of it. With prayers, I know we will get better,” Pastor Kumuyi said.
Recall: In February 2016, Kumuyi had told his audience that he will cancel and remove every doctrines he created which are not in the scriptures.
According to him, some of these doctrines were created to improve the lives of people, but if they are causing more harm than good, he will have no choice but to terminate them. He added that, before he dies, he will provide his people with a purer church, without unhelpful doctrines.