The General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church Worldwide, Pastor William Kumuyi, who delivered a sermon at an interdenominational church service held in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 58th Independence anniversary, revealed why Nigeria is not great.
In his Independence anniversary sermon, Pastor Kumuyi said Nigeria had been unable to march its development with inherent possibilities, because of the people’s failure to either harness or utilize the nation’s diversity for their collective greatness.
According to him, Nigeria was endowed with resourceful citizens who could drive the nation to envious heights, but the contentions and divisions had deprived the citizens of personal and national greatness in times past. Pastor Kumuyi however maintained that Nigeria would be on the path to greatness, if citizens were united and there was a harmonious coordination of the nation’s diversities.
“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” he said.