Pastor Tunde Bakare on Sunday listed what he described because the true enemies in Nigeria.
The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, made the disclosure whereas delivering his state of the nation handle.
Bakare stated the true enemies are present in each degree of authorities, from the native to the state to the federal ranges, and in each arm of authorities in Nigeria.
The controversial clergyman said that those that partake of the loot and those that have a good time looters are the true enemies among the many individuals.
Bakare urged Nigerians on this new decade to face up towards the true enemies highlighted in his assertion in any respect ranges reasonably than assault journalists who criticize the federal government.
Below is a full handle by Pastor Tunde Bakare.
Just a few days from now, on January 15, we’ll observe Armed Forces Day; a day earmarked to honour Nigeria’s fallen heroes in commemoration of the tip of the Nigerian Civil War.
Fellow Nigerians, the true enemies of our nation are discovered at each degree of authorities, from the native to the state to the federal ranges, and in each arm of authorities. They will also be discovered on the streets, in households and within the market.
As it’s with the management, so it’s with the citizenry. Leaders and residents have their citizenship in frequent; they’re drawn from amongst us and are a mirrored image of our basest instincts or our highest beliefs at each degree of authorities.
In Nigeria, the overwhelming majority of our individuals frequently take turns perpetuating the cycle of corruption both as beneficiaries or benefactors.
These enemies in residents’ clothes are those that select to be spectators whereas the nation goes down the drain on their watch; these perverts on the pulpit who disguise below togas of godliness to control the susceptible;these financial behemoths who window gown their underhandedness with filth-lanthropy; those that are perpetually “not on seat” as a result of they will’t “come and go and die;
Those who partake of loot and celebrate looters from the same ethnic group or religious organisation; those who say of the looters, “We know say na thief, but this thief na our thief.” These are the true enemies of Nigeria.
At the native degree of authorities, the true enemies of our nation are these brokers of oppression who place excruciating a number of tax burdens on usually defenceless Nigerians
At the state degree, the true enemies of Nigeria are these state governments that feed fats on unaccounted-for safety votes; those that deploy the paraphernalia of workplace of their egocentric pursuits reasonably than within the service of the individuals
Those who connive with zonal political oligarchs to personalise and privatise the state; those that deploy the drive of state to quell dissent, those that give critics an excuse to postulate that if state governments are already abusing the little energy they at the moment wield, what is going to they do if we devolve but extra powers to them? These power-drunk state officers are the true enemies of Nigeria
At the zonal degree, the enemies of Nigeria are those that have perverted their affect and turned the states inside their zones of affect into private estatesThey are the political puppeteers who rig the system to enthrone their stooges and use them to nook assets and alternatives.
They are the political bandits and pseudo-democrats who’re maniacal in merchandising the need of the individuals, from masterminding vote-buying to engineering seemingly spontaneous outbreaks of political violence. These are the true enemies of Nigeria. #
“At the federal level, the true enemies of Nigeria are in every arm of government. In the judiciary, they are judges who pervert justice and auction judgements to the highest bidder.
In the legislature, they are those legislators who rob the nation “under the guise of constituency projects” and are fast to move legal guidelines that undermine our nationwide freedoms, thereby threatening our nationwide stability.
In the manager arm of authorities, the enemies of our nation are those that deploy the equipment of state towards hapless residents; those that serve self reasonably than the individuals .
These are the true enemies that we should arise towards, not the offended younger fellow who throws salvos at Mr President hoping to get a number of retweets not the journalist who stares the federal government squarely within the face,and definitely not the dissenting voice within the midst of sycophants.
The thrust of the brand new decade that commences this yr 2020 have to be to, as soon as once more, come collectively as one individuals, to wrest the soul of Nigeria from the jaws of the bear and the mouth of the lion, and to start to construct a fantastic nation.