The Regular Overseer of Citadel World Neighborhood Church, Tunde Bakare has stated that we are in a nation the place the blind leads the seeing.
He made this recognized at an annual conference, The Platform, organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, on Thursday.
Speaking at the digital event hosted by Poju Oyemade to commemorate the nation’s sixtieth independence anniversary, Bakare said no nation may make considerable progress when mediocre people are at its helm of affairs.
Primarily based on him, there was a need to be sure that the correct people are in positions of administration in order to put the nation on the correct monitor.
“For many who consider our effectivity with the nations that began this journey with us — nations like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and South Korea — they’ve left us behind. We are nonetheless in the woods and are however to come back again out,” he said.
“We thank God we are nonetheless a nation and we perception God that as we dialogue this afternoon and others ship their ideas to the desk, individuals who are important us will begin to place the higher of us in strategic positions to maneuver our nation forward.
“No nation wherever can survive or embark on predictable progress when mediocres are in price.
“I’m undecided and I’m not limiting the Almighty and I hope this isn’t going to be seen as blasphemy; I’m undecided the Bible contemplates Nigerian administration, as a results of the Bible says when the blind leads the blind, all of them end up in a ditch. Nevertheless we’re in a nation the place the blind leads the seeing.”
When requested what may probably be completed to take care of the challenges bedevilling the nation, he outlined that there was a need for a change of orientation.
“I really feel we put the cart sooner than the horse and everytime you place the cart sooner than the horse, there could also be motion backward. We should put the horse sooner than the cart. We need urgent nationwide redemption and until that takes place, we are merely dropping our time,” he said
Bakare moreover berated President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to ship on his advertising and marketing marketing campaign ensures.
“The present authorities led by President Muhammadu Buhari launched three important points as their focus or agenda as they’ve been coming into vitality: security, diversified financial system and battle in direction of corruption,” he said.
“For many who take a have a look at the security archictecture, you will know one factor is wrong when our troopers from the battle line are releasing films of ‘we’re drained.’
“When he took the mantle of administration and he relocated as a result of it have been, he took the vitality base of the military to the warfare entrance and all of us had a sigh of support that one factor was going to happen, nevertheless at the moment, there’s a lot bloodletting and bloodshed. I’m undecided we have got truly gained the battle in direction of terrorism in our nation.”
On why he has not led a protest in direction of the newest gasoline subsidy eradicating as he did all through the earlier administration beneath Goodluck Jonathan, he said the protest at the time was for the “voiceless”.