- Prominent Nigerian politician Peter Obi has made an urgent appeal to church leaders in the country
- According to the former governor, the gospel of prosperity should not be preached without hard work
- Obi advised that the gospel which promotes good values in the society should be preached
Christian leaders have been urged by Peter Obi, a former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to resist the temptation of preaching prosperity gospel without hard work, The Nation reports.
Obi made the disclosure while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Standing Committee meeting of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, at All Saints Cathedral, Onitsha, Anambra state.
The former governor of Anambra state noted that the country had gradually been turned into a society without values, honesty, hard work, and integrity with the trend of preaching prosperity.
The PDP stalwart advised the Christian leaders to spread the gospel of hard work that promotes good values in society.
The former governor urged everyone to continue to preach hard work and discipline for societal growth and development.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the former governor of Anambra reacted to the statement by Nigeria's health minister, Osagie Ehanire, that the federal government needs about N400 billion for COVID-19 vaccines.
Ehanire had said N400 billion would be required to vaccinate 70 percent of Nigeria’s over 200 million population, at $8 per person.
Obi who appeared as a guest on ARISE Television on Tuesday, February 2, said Nigeria does not need more than N150 billion to procure the vaccines.
In a related development, Pat Utomi, a former presidential candidate and professor of political economy, has stated that Nigerian leaders should be ashamed the older generation enjoyed a better living standard than the current youths.
Utomi, who is also a management expert, made this known during an event held in Kuto Abeokuta, Ogun state.
He attributed lack of discipline and gross corrupt practices to the reasons for underdevelopment in the country.
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