Popular Prophet, Pastor Dele Ogundipe has reacted to the just concluded #EndSARS protest, he also used the medium to speak on STATE OF THE NATION.
He made his reaction known over the weekend in press release made available to Thecitypulsenews.
The decision of the youths to take to the streets to condemn the act of brutality by the special Anti Robbery Squad is a decision that is based on several years of pain and frustration. One way or the other, most youths have experienced this act of brutality either directly or indirectly. I totally support the decision of the youths to engage the government with this peaceful protest. Our leaders owe us accountability and we should hold them responsible when they fail to deliver on their promises.
Shooting of unarmed protesters by the military is an act of total violation of the fundamental human rights of citizens. Its really painful when the people meant to protect lives and properties are now the ones who take lives. I feel very pained seeing this happening in a Democratic government. I strongly condemn the act, and I appeal to the leadership of our nation not to run our country like a military government but rather to run a government of the people, by the people and for the people.
I want to be very careful with my choice of words, but sincerely speaking I will say that many Nigerians are not happy. People put in so much into making sure that this current government get into power with the expectation of a promised CHANGE. Unfortunately, things have refused to change and rather things are becoming very hard for the common man on the street. To whom much is given, Much is expected, and that’s why its looking like people are absolutely disappointed in this current government.
I support the fact that the protesters didn’t have a leader. We have seen different protests and strikes in this country that didn’t make headway just because their leaders were compromised and bribed with huge amounts of money. But in a case like this, everybody is a leader.
This regime have really been very woefull . They have failed the youths severally and continuously. Young Nigerians take their time to go to school, study hard just to make such they graduate with good grades so as to be able to get a good job, but unfortunately they roam around the streets without any job. As a young Nigerian, I feel pained seeing the level of unemployment and insecurity in our nation.
The recent happenings have confirmed one of the prophecies I gave this year in one of our services. I said that if our leaders are not careful, masses will start invading their premises to park food items and other valuables. This goes a long way to show that the poverty situation in our country is alarming. Hardly will u find a family in Nigeria who can afford a good meal when it is needed. My major worry is that if care is not taken and something done urgently about the level of hunger and poverty, people may turnout violent and they could do much more than what we saw in recent times
I strongly agree with the school of thought who believe that if nothing is done quickly there will be a situation where the poor will be attacking the rich. A hungry man they say is an angry man. It may get to a level where some hungry/ Poor people will start to see the rich people within there environment as thieves who steal government money and then see them as the reason why they are poor and less privileged. This could also make them see rich people as their enemies.
How on earth will the government deprive hungry people of palliatives that was supposed to help them suppress the effect of the hunger during the lockdown. I have heard several excuses given by this Governors and I feel quite disappointed hearing some of the excuses. The real time that people needed this items, it was kept away from them and so many people lived in terrible hunger and even some died during the lockdown due to inability to get food. Only to discover that thousands of bags of palliatives were been stocked in various ware houses across the nation.
Firstly, political leaders need to address the people they govern, they should show empathy, they need to immediately start rolling out their plans on poverty alleviation.
Two major things prompted that visit of Kwam1. I am a Prophet who doesn’t discriminate religion and I say that all the time. Apart from the fact that I was born a Muslim, I have always learnt to see everyone as my brother. K1 visited our church to thank God in submission for what God is doing in the ministry.
Meanwhile I didn’t invite kwam1 to our church, he was the one who said publicly at a function that he will love to pay a visit to the Genesis global church to appreciate God for the great things he is doing in the church. And when he reached out to me on this intention, I obliged. Secondly, I remembered that when I was a little boy, each time my mum sees Wasiu Ayinde on TV, she will lay her hands on the TV to pray for him and she will also lay her hands on me to say my own wasiu too (because my Muslim name is Wasiu) will be great. So when Kwam1 offered to come, I saw it as an opportunity to tell our mothers in church that their prayers over their children will always come to pass.
In our church we believe in transition and not tradition. The world is evolving and we should be flexible enough to accommodate new practices that are different from the old doctrines.
I had a very humble background and this has informed my high passion to give. Each time I remember how we struggled to survive, I always try to make sure I put smile on the faces of people struggling. My philosophy is that giving is living. I am only privileged and everything that God has given to me is for me to be a blessing to others.
Prosperity gospel is part of the gospel of Jesus Christ and its a major part of our existence. Where I have a problem with it is when people deemphasize other parts of the bible just because they want to manipulate members to give or they want to attract members to their church. I must say that prosperity is good and I preach prosperity too but it should not be used as a means for manipulation .
Prophet Oladele Ogundipe is the founder of Genesis Global Church