The founder of Foundation of Truth Assembly, Rev. Yomi Kasali, yesterday urged Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari as he tackles the nation’s socio-economic challenges.
He said: “At this period of economic recession, our message to the country is that there will be restoration.”
The cleric urged religious leaders to use the pulpit to send a message of hope to Nigerians, adding that the church should not provoke, incite or trigger up a revolution.
Kasali, who spoke on the foundation’s Giant Killers Conference, with the theme: Restoration, urged the Federal Government to consider the option of creative borrowing and spend wisely to boost productive activities.
He observed that in the last 10 years, leaders have wasted resources, “paving the way for poverty, starvation and suffering”.
Highlights of the conference holding next week include: ‘World conference’ on the church premises, Eric Moore, Surulere, Lagos; Ministers’ conference, with Pastor Wale Adefarasin and Rev. Simeon Afolabi; ‘Pure Praise Concert’, with renowned artists; and Thanksgiving and ordination at Teslim Balogun Stadiun, Surulere.
The cleric lamented that across the regions, there are wars and rumours of wars. He urged Nigerians to emulate the biblical Samson, who acknowledged his mistakes, and turned to God for restoration.
Kasali said if Nigerians exercised patience and cooperated with Buhari, the administration would bring the nation out of recession.