The General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor W.F Kumuyi, on Sunday stated that the reason why Nigeria has not been able to progress is because of the failure to make use of its diversity.
He stated that Nigeria has resourceful citizens who could drive the nation to great heights.
However, he lamented that the citizens have been deprived of personal and national greatness in times past due to contention and division.
Kumuyi stressed that if citizens were united and there was a harmonious coordination of the nation’s diversities, Nigeria would be on the path of greatness.
He said: “No doubt, our nation, like the Corinthian church, is endowed with highly resourceful citizens by the Almighty God.
“Selfless and committed to our national development, we could easily become the envy of many nations but our national development has not matched our great possibilities like Corinth.
“Each one has an important part to play in the development of the nation.
“In the nation, mutual support and encouragement, sincere recognition and involvement of all well-meaning and qualified citizens are necessary to avoid wastage of lives and resources.
“We can and we must put the past behind us to build a great nation for the present and the coming generations.
“Interdependent, interconnected, interrelated, we are on our way to national greatness: we are unstoppable.”
Kumuyi: Why Nigeria is not great
In an interview few months ago, Kumuyi was reminded that Nigerians have not heard his voice on the spate of killing of Christians in the north.
He said: “Well I don’t know where those people are living that you said have not heard my voice. I just came back from FCT, from Benue, from Niger, from Kogi, from Nasarawa, from Plateau, from Adamawa, from Gombe, from Bauchi, from Taraba, and I’m on my way to Kaduna now.
“And thousands of people gather together. I met with governors and deputy governors and executives; we spoke about things, mapping out ways forward. So I don’t know where those people are living that they have not heard my voice. Those who want to hear are hearing and you are hearing too.”