The planter of the Christ Apostolic Church, CAC (BOANERGES) Ministry, Prophet Ade Ologbonyo has declared that the ethnic diversity of Nigeria is dividing the country more than uniting it.
The cleric who posited that ‘Nigeria is not a country, attributed the various challenges confronting the nation to the differences in ethnic values of the people that make up the country.
Ologbonyo who traced the diverse problems to the 1914 amalgamation of the country spoke in Orun Ekiti in Ise Orun local government of Ekiti State at a press conference heralding the 13th edition of the annual revival of the Ministry.
The man of God told Nigerians to return to God and seek His face in prayers, saying he is the only one that can perform the miracle that will settle the complicated cases of Nigeria.
Speaking further on the diversity, he said, “We are not compatible. Nigeria is not one country from all indications, it is a mystery we must all understand. If possible we can start by changing the name Nigeria, because our problems started from the early days of the amalgamation of the protectorates without considering our differences.
“Our foundation as a country is faulty and the Bible says if the foundation is faulty what can the righteous do?.
“We need to go back to the drawing table and make necessary amendments that will give every tribe and region a sense of belonging. There should be a referendum for affected races to be independent so that peace can reign and the current state of bloodletting can stop.
”I am bleeding, I feel very uncomfortable with the current situation of things where people could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed.
“Look at what happened in Owo, Ondo State where worshippers were killed like animals, for how long do we want to continue like this?
“If the country wants to remain as one entity, we must begin to practice true federalism and allow various regions have some independence that would promote healthy competition.
“People come to church in large numbers to seek help on a daily basis because there is no job, a lot of pastors are even in this service just to survive. Nigeria is blessed with a lot of resources and good weather but they are not being harnessed appropriately.
“Many youths who would have been better productive are engaging in criminal activities because of unemployment and bad economy.
The cleric cautioned the youth of the state against allowing anyone to use them as thugs in the coming Ekiti State governorship poll while advising politicians to conduct themselves peacefully before, during and after the election.