Pentecostal Bishops Forum on Wednesday told President Muhammadu Buhari that there was hunger in the land. The clerics made their feelings known after a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“We are a united nation and nobody should be thinking individually but collectively of making Nigeria great. And, also, let the government know that, yes, we have agreed we are in recession, the people down there who we lead are suffering.
“There are cries all over the place and let the government do whatever it can to alleviate the sufferings. We thank God that the President promised he will look at the hunger Nigerians are going through and we do believe that because the President is a man of integrity, he will follow up on his words to ensure that the sufferings of Nigerian masses are reduced. If we have all the infrastructure working, things will work.
“Agreed, we are suffering from the effect of misrule of past leadership. All the same, we believe Nigeria is a great nation, and we can work together with our genuineness, our commitment and our intellectual intelligence to move this nation forward. And they should not be afraid to look for economic experts.
“They should not stop to get who can help in our economic recovery to ensure everything goes on well so that this country can bounce back as a great nation that we have always been. We want to ensure this country remains the great nation we have always dreamt and talked about,” Daniel said.
We’ll come out of our economic doldrums
President Buhari, at his party’s governorship campaign in Benin, said the economy would soon come out of its present parlous state, having also recorded remarkable improvements in security, especially in the North East.