Pastor OlorunLeke Mathew of Christ Life Church in Ilorin has urged religious leaders to empower and be accountable to their followers in the wake of the withdrawal of the fuel subsidy.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, Mathew argued that religious leaders should empower their adherents by providing money assistance, food assistance, and palliatives to help lessen the affects on them.
He asserts that now is not the time to begin requesting money for ongoing church or mosque renovations, but rather to assist and empower those in need to make it through the challenging economic climate.
“Religious leaders must comprehend that they must give now in order to maintain the situation. Whatever you can, give in to appease your supporters.
Don’t merely ask for their assistance with tasks. Nothing is too tiny to give away, whether it’s food, cash, or anything else you think will help them get through the tough times.
“God will bless you abundantly when you give. Make them smile by donating, he suggested.
The preacher urged the populace to love and aid the least fortunate members of society.
In addition, he counseled citizens to remain calm and resist the urge to commit crimes like theft and gang membership.