A United States based cleric and general overseer (GO) of the Kings Worship Chapel and Ministry, Reverend Albert Samson has said that only equity and fairness under the right leadership can banditry and kidnapping stop in Nigeria.
Rev. Albert expressed this while fielding questions from newsmen on the sidelines of the ministry’s 2022 Annual Convention, which rounded up in Kaduna on Sunday.
According to him, “Every nation goes through turbulent times. As they say, ‘tough times don’t last, tough people do’ hence, very soon, banditry and kidnapping would be a thing of the past. Once there is equity and fairness with right leadership in Nigeria, it would be a thing of the past.”
He said, the church has a role to play in uniting the country and creating an atmosphere for the desired peace.
“I think the church has failed. We inter marry, but we have not yet come together as one. If the church can set aside tribal sentiments and love each other, it would trickle down to the society.
“My personal opinion is that Nigeria will never ascend until the Ibo man is embraced. 2023 is an opportunity for us to reclaim Nigeria. 2023 election gives us a chance in Nigeria to get things right,” he said.
The cleric decried the economic hardship many Nigerians are going through, saying it calls for support from public spirited individuals to help such less privileged to survive.
“When I was in the US, people I did not expect, called to demand, which shows that things are really bad. For those of us in the diaspora, we just need to understand that Nigeria needs us, those at home are really going through tough times, they really need help,” he declared.
According to him, as part of activities of the convention, 22 persons were ordained as reverend, pastors and deacons.
He said the newly ordained assistant general overseer (AGO) Reverend David Ayuba Azzaman who was elevated from being a pastor, will guide those ordained to lead home fellowships and other activities of the ministry in its quest to win souls for Jesus Christ.
Earlier in his sermon, reading from 1st Samuel Chapter 9 vs 27, with the theme of the convention, “Power for Dominion”, he said that Christians should not be ashamed of the Gospel because it leads to God’s transformation.
He said God has set Christians apart, hence they should not lead ordinary lives, adding that God is not looking for those who have ability, but those that are available stressing that Christians are to live a life of humility and honour the people around them.
Also speaking after his ordination, Reverend Azzaman said that he is delighted about the elevation, noting that it is a call for more service.
“The church should be expecting me to speak more. Because that is my calling, to unite the church in Nigeria, irrespective of denomination. I see myself as a unifying factor to the church and Nigeria.
“Being a Reverend, pastor or bishop is a title. I don’t think this will slow me down. I see myself as an activist so I will speak more for the Christians and the less privileged and even Muslims. I remember in 2017, I joined in the march for Sheikh Zakzaky’s freedom.”