FOR NIGERIA TO BECOME THE ENVY OF MANY NATIONS – Pastor Kumuyi
The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church Worldwide, Pastor William Kumuyi has said Nigeria will become great and the envy of many nations with inter dependence, inter connection and interrelationship among the several and divers human and natural resources the country was endowed with.
Delivering a sermon at an interdenominational church service held at the National Christian Centre , Abuja on Sunday to commemorate Nigeria’s 58th independence, Pastor Kumuyi said “interdependence of diverse potential for national development, interconnection of diversified people for national development, and interrelationship of dissimilar personalities for national development” if properly harnessed will lead the country to national greatness.
His message was taken from 1st Corinthians 12:14-27, where he likened Nigeria to the biblical Corinthian church which lagged behind as a result of divisions among the people.
He lamented that the country has not lived up to its potentials due to contentions and divisions among the people.
Admonishing the country to come together again, he said: “we can and we must put the past behind us to build a great nation for the present and the coming generations.
He said the Nigeria’s diversity, will divide rather than unite, destroy rather than build up, “unless each member recognizes and accept his role in the whole body”
“Selfishness is never satisfied and envy is never content. Independence, interrelationship, interconnection; in that lies the promise and the power for national development.” he said
On the need for the various components in the country to consciously interconnect, he said “unqualified, rugged individualism is the bane rather than the bone of growth, progress, development and glory of any nation”.
Present at the event were vice president Yemi Oshinbajo, secretary to the government of the federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, formal military ruler, General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd.) among other dignitaries.