Clerics urge FG to fully support ‘Amotekun’
The General Overseer, Bible Way Crusader Church International, Pastor Paul Toluwani has urged the Federal Government to fully support the Western Nigeria Security Network, popularly known as ‘Amotekun.
Pastor Paul said that the fear of the outfit being abnormally operated should not be allowed because it was moved by coordinated minds with the inclusion of existing security outfits- Nigerian Army, Nigerian Police Force and others.
The General Overseer made this known during the announcement of A week Power-packed revival in commemoration of the 50 years Golden Jubilee of Koseunti Signs and Wonders, themed GOD OF OUR FATHERS, held recently in Lagos.
“The issue of Amotekun is the issue that is hitting the polity now because some factors got up in the Northern part of Nigeria and they said Amotekun may result in crisis kind of in the nation.
“But I want to say that the greatest threat to security is the security itself and we have witnessed for some years now that our security outfits in Nigeria-the soldiers, the policemen and others have been compromised as attested to by the Inspector General Of Police himself when he said that some fake policemen actually sew clothing and wore it for elections.
“What that means is that in a way we cannot feel so safe with the present security outfit. So, the best that can happen is to begin to resort to self-help within the ambit of the law.
“This Amotekun we are talking about involve the police and the soldiers and I want to believe that even the retired soldiers and policemen are involved.
“Governors of some states are also involved. So, there is no way they can operate it abnormally because there are rational minds coordinating it. So, there is nothing to fear about it.
Pastor Paul noted that the problem in Nigeria is not the church but our pastors, saying they have become materialistic in messages; hence, should be blamed for the problem in the country.
Speaking also, The founder, Faith Revival Apostolic Church (FRAC), Apostle Paul Adenuga, who also called for the Federal Government’s support for the newly proposed security outfit, advised that the security outfit should refrain from lies in order to be effective and purpose-driven.
Paul added that crime is not a strange word not even in developed countries; hence, occupiers of leadership positions in the country should lead by examples in all ramifications.
“I also join my colleague in calling the Federal Government for the full support of the newly launched security outfit ‘Amotekun’.
“However, there is no insecurity outside lying because everyone is supporting his own. So, lies should be prevented for the effective implementation of the outfit.
“There is no nation that would come out and say it has not recorded crime. There is a crime in every country.
“When people that supposed to correct people are not the ones promoting security, there would be insecurity. So, there is need for Nigerians occupying any leadership positions to lead by examples.
“Don’t support evil. because if you do, it would be grievous. May the Lord deliver us” Paul said.
He urged Mr President, pastors and others occupying leadership positions to lead by examples in order to nip the issue of insecurity in the bud.
While speaking on the rationale of the said programme, The General Overseer, Christ Apostolic Church (WOSEM), Lagos Zone, Pastor (Dr) Paul Obadare, who was the host pastor, said the programme is to celebrate the vision God gave Obadare by bringing up Koseunti, saying it is a meeting of no compromise.
He described 50 years as a very symbolic figure which symbolizes grace and golden, adding it is a celebration of Obadare who came, saw and conquers.
Paul noted that the late Obadare left indelible marks before passing on, with the ministration of holiness and power.
Meanwhile, Obadare called for spiritual healing because the church Of God is sick, appealing to spiritual leaders not to see themselves as owners of the church but a custodian of the place