Nigerian youths have capacity to change situations, says Adeyemi

Senior Pastors, Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos, Dr. Sam Adeyemi (right); his wife, Nike and T.Y. Bello, one of the speakers at the just concluded annual Excellence In Leadership Conference, hosted by the church.

Daystar Christian Centre, Ikosi Road, Oregun, Lagos has concluded its yearly Excellence in Leadership Conference (ELC) with the theme: “Inspiration.”

Shortly after the two-day conference, the Senior Pastor, Dr. Sam Adeyemi lamented what happened in the Northeast, where villages were burnt and Nigerians killed without a trace of the killers.

He also frowned at the level of poverty in the land and urged Nigerian youths to do something meaningful, instead of depending on government.

He said: “The average Nigerian thinks we can’t do anything to change any situation. They believe we are powerless, but we are powerful and we can do something very meaningful to change whatever bad situation we find ourselves, without waiting for government. So, we need persistence.

“We brought to this programme T. Y. Bello, a young lady, who studied Economics but decided to become a photographer and people tried to discourage her, but she held on to her dreams. Today, she flew in from an international engagement to be with us. This is just to show that there is practically no aspect of life you can’t shine in Nigeria. So, I would rather succeed in Nigeria than go to America,” he said.

On whether it is right for a religious leader to endorse a particular politician, the man of God noted, “I would say ministerial ethics suggest that a pastor should not be partisan. Every pastor has in his congregation people belonging to different political persuasions. You would divide your church, when you become partisan. A pastor should take a strong stand on issues, particularly on ideologies and philosophies, but not on specific candidate.”

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