GENERAL Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adejare Adeboye, has called on managers of the Nigerian economy and business owners to imbibe the fear of God and ask for wisdom for economic revival.
Adeboye ministering on Sunday at the RCCG Headquarters, Throne of Grace, Ebute-Metta, Lagos during a special prayer session organised for leaders in government as well as business owners on the topic “Flood of Abundance,” assured that it does not take God time to change the situation of a nation if the leaders and those managing the economy would give God the right place in their lives and in all they do.
At the programme where Adeboye prayed fervently that God should intervene in the affairs of the nation and rain flood of abundance on Nigeria were the Deputy Governor, Osun State, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye Tomori, directors of companies and economic stakeholders.
A call has gone out to farmers in the State of Osun to embrace latest initiative of the state government by focusing on mass production of cocoa and other farm produce which are viable alternatives to ameliorating the present economic challenges bedevilling the state and the nation at large.
The State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori, made this call while speaking at the launch of medical equipments facilitated through AD King Foundation, Atlanta, USA by the authorities of Odo-Otin Local Government Area of the state.
Mrs. Laoye-Tomori, who noted the continuous nose-diving in revenue accruable to the nation arising from acute shortfall in oil price, said it is imperative for states in Nigeria, state of Osun in particular, to look inwardly for potentials inherent in agricultural practice.
According to the State Deputy Governor, the present administration in the state under Governor Rauf Aregbesola has taken some measures which include establishment of Cocoa Marketing Board to resuscitate cocoa production in the state as well as other agricultural produce such as coffee and plantain among others.
Mrs. Laoye-Tomori recalled the days of Western Region when cocoa was the mainstay of economy of the region and how it was exploited for overall development especially in the area of education, social and infrastructural development.
The State Deputy Governor also used the opportunity to appeal to residents of the state to join hands with the state government in developing the state through prompt payment of taxes by all taxable individuals adding that all should see to the current efforts to revive the economy of the state as a collective responsibility. Earlier, the Executive Secretary of Odo-Otin Local Government, Mr. Tope Adejumo, said his administration procured the equipment with a view to ensuring qualitative health care delivery in the local government in line with the cardinal objective of Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.