By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A clergyman, Apostle Lawrence Bamilaw, has called on the federal government to seek spiritual help so as to overcome the challenges facing the country.
Bamilaw who is the convener of the African Marathon Praise 2020, stated that with the challenges that have bedeviled the country especially in the area of insecurity and economy, maintained that the federal government needed to tackle the nation’s challenges spiritually.
Speaking at a press conference heralding the 2020 African Marathon Praise at the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Osogbo, the cleric charged the federal government to incorporate spiritual leaders into the system of government, saying that God can use supernatural power to solve the problems of the country.
He said, “It is very obvious that the federal government needs help. The past government has done it, we knew they needed help. We thought the current government is coming with something better.
“The first tenure, we thought they were coming to solve strategic problems. This is the second year of the second tenure. It is obvious that they need help.
“Recently we lost farmers who are supposed to secure food for the nation. I know this government will be defensive.
“Federal Government, you need help. Call for technical help from the foreign nations and call for spiritual help.”
Bamilaw also advised leaders of African nation to declare a thanksgiving day to appreciate God for saving the continent from the prediction that dead bodies would be picked from the streets should Coronavirus enter Africa.
He urged the leaders not to take God for granted so they won’t be grounded stating that “the professionals know that our continent is an underdeveloping continent. Don’t take God for granted so you won’t be grounded. Declare a day of Thanksgiving for God’s preservation over your people throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.”
Speaking on the marathon praise which would hold on Saturday, December 5, 2020 between 9am and 6pm at the Union Baptist Church, Odi-Olowo, Osogbo, Bamilaw said lots of testimonies have emerged from those who have been attending the annual event.