The President, Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide, Most Revd Samuel Abidoye, has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to emulate his Malawian counterpart, Joyce Banda, by paying more attention to the welfare of the people.
He said there was an urgent need for the government to address the high rate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria.
He said the citizens would not be suffering if the abundant resources at the country’s disposal had been judiciously utilised.
“That is the kind of person we want to rule Nigeria. I think we should go to the lady and learn,” Abidoye said during a courtesy call to the PUNCH Place, headquarters of Punch Nigeria Limited, Magboro, Ogun State, on Friday.
He said, “Nigeria is so blessed with everything to take care of everybody, but many cannot eat three square meals; some can’t even eat two.
“Let the government know that many people are suffering. The cry of the poor is too loud. When I look at what God has given Nigeria and how the people live their lives, the gap is too wide.”
He noted that unless the government reduced the high rate of unemployment, the spate of insecurity in the country might persist.
He decried the failure of religious leaders to instil moral values in their followers, saying that more of them were after material gains.