- Some Nigerians, including clerics, believe that leaving the country is the surest way to be safe
- However, Bishop David Oyedepo has said that he will never take such a decision
- Oyedepo said security and favour will always be the portion of those who continue in righteousness
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Amid insecurity and other crises bedevilling Nigeria currently, Bishop David Oyedepo of the Living Faith Church Worldwide has maintained that he will never leave the country out of fear.
Oyedepo in a sermon on Sunday, May 16, declared that he will be the last person to leave Nigeria despite the growing tension, PM News reports.
He admonished Nigerians to continue in righteousness and holy living to enjoy divine blessings and favours in the midst of want and poverty.
The Christian cleric warned his congregation not to indulge in dubious and fraudulent practices, especially in business just to get ahead of others.
"If there is crisis in this Nation, I will be the last to leave here.
“Don’t rob nobody, don’t cheat on anyone. Don’t outsmart your business partners. Don’t swear falsely. Don’t take bribes. Favour is the companion of all that fear God and favour shall be your companion from now.
“Flowing in favour demands the doing of righteousness. You know there is the appropriation of righteousness that people emphasize today, but don’t be deceived, he that doeth righteousness is righteous. The doing righteousness: favour!"
Meanwhile, in a message that would annoy Nigeria's political leaders, the head of the House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin, had labelled the country a scam, adding that something must be done about it.
The respected cleric made this declaration in a video posted online.
According to him, the problem of the country is not because of Nigerians but because of the constitution.
He noted that many Nigerians abroad are doing very well in all their areas of endeavours. Adefarasin said Nigeria can get better, do better, and could actually win.