Friday, April 12, 2013

It's a sin to pray for corrupt politicians- Pastor Oladiyun

Pastor Wole Oladiyun is the Senior Pastor and set man of Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) located in Lagos, a seasoned Evangelist with a strong Apostolic and Prophetic Ministry.

The cleric, who exude an uncommon passion for Nigeria, engages himself in  prayers and soul winning activities through village and city-wide crusades under the umbrella of CLAM GLOBAL OUTREACH (CLAMGO) of which he is President.

Lamenting the state of the nation during his sermon recently, Baba Aladura as he's fondly called by his fast growing members said it was wrong for pastors to pray for "unworthy" politicians.

Oladiyun said that politicians, who had oppressed the citizens of the country knowingly or through negligence, should not be prayed for, saying any pastor that prayed for them had committed a sin.

"Why should somebody, who has pocketed millions of Naira meant to improve the standard of living of the populace be prayed for? After coveting money meant for roads, people ride on those roads and lose their lives. They are dead because of these politicians who later come for prayers. This is a sin," he said.

Continuing, he added: "Pastors know that this is wrong and yet some would go ahead to pray for them. Whether they are governors or the President, they are all guilty and many have died because of them. These kinds are an abomination, and should therefore not be prayed for.

"I refuse to be a part of this category, am passionate about Nigeria, this is my country, I believe in Nigeria if President Jonathan should come here I would only ask God to give him wisdom, because he's surrounded by occultic  people giving him wrong advice, using occultist 

powers to manipulate him. Even if he has good intension to lead right the people around him will manipulate him".

He however, warned President Jonathan to beware of political sycophants who are wasting the resources of the country in his cabinet.

He said his only prayer for President Jonathan is the Lord will give him boldness to take right decisions. 

Oladiyun further lamented that "Nigerians are being wasted because of the failure and inactivity of government to do the right things at the right time, instead of promulgating policies that will uplift Nigerians, our government is busy incapacitating them. The nation seems to be moving towards no where.

This was even as he predicted that Nigeria will soon witness a mind-blowing revolution that will permeate all segments of the society. 

His words: "I see a revolution coming soon but not arms -carrying revolution, but family value revolution whereby people will train their wards to have the fear of God. 

I see a mindset revolution, whereby people will want to do what is right for the nation.

"I see a governance revolution whereby people want to go to government to do what is right. 

"I see an industrial revolution in the country whereby there are industries in every state and local government in this nation. 


I see an integrity revolution, morality revolution and spiritual and revival revolution in this nation. 

I see a positive turn-around for the nation because we cannot continue like this as a nation".

In 2010, Apostle Oladiyun in a proposal on how to build a new Nigeria titled "How to move Nigeria Forward after 50 years" advocated for N75,000 ($500) as minimum salary a police corporal should earn. The 75,000 he said will go a long way in motivating and improving the Nigeria police force.

He describes the state of the present police force as very discouraging.

He said in the new Nigeria, resident must know the nearest police station in their environment, the name and number of their Divisional Police Officers and the local government chairman number to report issues and distress to them.

Oladiyun said if citizen begin to disturb those in authority to do what his right, things will begin to change and in no time, Nigeria as a nation will take a new turn.

He however,  urged affluent citizens to participate in the growth of the country by contributing to every sector saying government alone can't rebuild Nigeria.

RLG is a brand Africa Can Be Proud of- CEO

 Roland Agambire is the   Chairman of RLG a fast growing African ICT brand, he speaks with selected bloggers about the companies vision and plans to better the lots of Africans home and abroad.

How long has RLG been serving Africa?

The RLG brand has been serving Africa for the past eleven years. It means It has been in existence for that long. What it seeks to do is to create reliable jobs for young people in the area of ICT development. Now, what we've done over the years is to train and set up young people in ICT. Presently, we are in different parts of the world. In Africa, we are in Gambia, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. In Asia, we are in China and in the Middle East, we are in Dubai. Now, the brand as over the years churn out a lot of young people in Ghana. About 30 thousand people have been employed through this brand. Here in Nigeria, we just finished training the first batch of five  thousand people in Osun state. The idea is for us to train and set up over fifty thousand. We are setting up one of the biggest plants n Osun state and in may we wish to commissioner that plant. So far that's what RLG has been doing and we are looking forward to see how we can begin to dominate the Nigerian market.

Please tell us more about your Oakcity Project?

The Oakcity Project seeks to do is to bring all the players in the ICT industry to one point. Now what is happening is that Africa is lucky to have a lot of the natural resources especially in the Petrochemical industry and most of the components you see on our mobile phones are by-products of this petrochemical industries and it goes into waste. What we want to do is find a way to turn those wastes into instruments of wealth creation. Now if you wants to have the industry players who have had the experience and exposure in High Technology and have lived else where, you'd  find out that you cannot put up anything and convince them to be part of it. You need something that is more iconic; something that befits their idea of research, development and the lifestyle it will create for them and their staff that will make them to want to come to Africa. Now looking at Ghana, we are the centre of the world; how can we take opportunity of this positioning of the country whereby you can easily transport, create  and distribute goods and services across the globe of Africa? And so Oakcity is there to create that ambience so that people who have stayed in other parts of the world like the Silicon Valley would be ready to come and work in that place.

What will be your exact focus in term of the products you will be bringing into the market?

Oakcity will focus in helping all the industry players to be able to create their products at one place and be able to have the best of lifestyle. In Oakcity we are going to have a technology university that will beable to focus its energy only on components designs and other ICT gadgets . It's going to have the best 7 star hotels to accomodate visitors and conferences. We are going to have a golf course. It's a full-fledged advanced city with 25,000 people living in it and having everything you can find in most cities. Though 25,000 people will be living in it, 50,000 people will be working in it. I think Africa should be lucky to have such city which will have the tallest building in the next 2 years in Oakcity. It's for Africa not just for Ghana.

And how well is government involved to support you in funding this?

Our focus is the private sector. We have an overwhelming support from the private sectors that are investing in Oak City. The only thing we might need from the government is provision of water, road, power and other infrastructure. But then it's an open thing.