A Lagos-based cleric, Felix Adunpe, has mentioned that the spiritual siege caused by Nigeria’s hosting of the Festival of Arts and Culture Nigeria in 1977 is the country’s main problem and not the failures of successive governments.
He went further to say that the country needs deliverance from the self-imposed bondage through the hosting of the festival.
Adunpe, who is an evangelist and general overseer of Signs and Wonders Prayer Ministries Evangelical for All Nations, spoke in an interview with journalists.
According to a statement on Friday, the clergyman said the problems plaguing Nigeria would not be fixed by merely removing President Muhammadu Buhari and replacing him in 2019. He said it goes far beyond that and it would only take an individual that is spiritually sound to understand this.
He said it would amount to falsehood to believe that periodic change in government would bring the desired progress and development to the country. The only solution to Nigeria’s problem, according to the cleric, is that people should come together and pray irrespective of their religious belief
The general overseer said:
“We need to come together and pray to God, regardless of our religious beliefs, if we must move forward as a nation.
We have tried both military and civilian governments, yet hope of better life for Nigerians remains a mirage. Nigeria must be redeemed from sin of glorifying idols above God; we must pray for the country to be free from all forms of demonic powers troubling the country since the hosting of FESTAC in 1977.”
The cleric, who said God had directed him to hold an interdenominational crusade, tagged ‘Nigeria Must Be Redeemed’ in Osun State, urged Nigerians to pray unto God for the liberation of the country, saying if all would join in prayer and fasting, the country would move forward.