Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has posited that leadership not religion was Nigeria’s problem.
He made the comment at the National Headquarters of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (Throne of Grace), Redemption Way, Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Sunday.
Gani who was at the church to honour special invitation extended to him by the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, World Wide, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, said religion was about faith.
He added that ‘no religion that is worth practising will appreciate the senseless killings by Boko Haram.’
He said though he was a Muslim by birth but he was thoroughly bred in Christianity and traditional religions.
“It is sad that many people believe religion is Nigeria’s problem, but in truth, leadership, not religion is Nigeria’s problem. For instance, I am a Muslim by birth, I grew up from a Christian background and as the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland and culture activist, I also believe in our traditional religion.
‘So coming to the Redeemed Christian Church of God headquarters today is a pleasure, and one needs to appreciate God for the life of the General Overseer worldwide for keeping faith with God for over 40 years, with branches in over 200 countries across the world. ”
While praising the humility of the cleric, Adams said Adeboye was truly a man of God, with every content of his sermon about prayers.
In his sermon, General Overseer Redeemed Christian Church of God, Worldwide, Adeboye, urged all Christians to strengthen their faith, saying there was always a storm in the lives of the believers.
“When a day breaks, there must be a night. A day time may endure for years, as a matter of fact, in heaven there is no night. First, a night, then a day, then the night, whenever you find yourself in the night season, talk to the Lord; he will restore your life. Weeping may be long for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. In your homes there will always be Joy,”Adeboye counseled.
The thanksgiving service came barely five days after the Aare celebrated his 49th birthday anniversary in Lagos.
Gani was at the church with his wife, Ayinba Mojisola and two traditional rulers, Chief Jimoh Adebayo, the Baale Imedu-nla, Mowe Town and Chief Olufemi Bolaji Thomas Jaji, the Baale of Alade/Allen community, Ikeja.
Other chiefs include Osi and Asoju Aare onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chiefs Gani Balogun, and Yinka Oguntimehin, respectively with members of the Aare Gani Adams event planning committee and his aides.