Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as the Latter Rain Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, voiced concerns about the detrimental economic effects of the fuel subsidy removal on Nigerians during his Sunday sermon.
At his church in Lagos, Bakare implored President Bola Tinubu, stating, “Mr. President, kill corruption, and not Nigerians. No economy can thrive on impunity.”
The senior pastor also expressed skepticism about ECOWAS’s proposed military intervention in the Niger Republic.
He said, “Local support for Nigeria by Nigeriens is at an all-time low. It is, therefore, counter-productive to engage in warfare. While we condemn coup d’etat in West Africa, we recognize that the situation calls for deep, introspection on the part of African leaders.
“We call upon Nigeria at this time to provide good leadership. The real question is whether President Tinubu has the capacity to provide moral leadership even in the domestic context.”
Expressing optimism that God will move in Nigeria after his State of the Nation broadcast, he said: “We must share what the Lord has said to us and what he has shown to us. Today’s State of the Nation broadcast is a by-product of what we have seen and what we have heard.
“You’re going to see God’s move in our nation after this State of the Nation broadcast. Today will mark the time, day and season that God intervened in Nigeria’s affairs.”