Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has said Nigerians are pretenders and that is why they are still experiencing insurgency.
Speaking at the Northern State Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) Traditional Ruler Conference 2014 in Abuja, Oritsejafor said Nigerians hate the truth and the greatest war the country is fighting presently, is the war against truth, Leadership reports.
According to him, no nation can grow if they do not embrace the truth because it is only the truth that can set you free.
The CAN president said: “Nigeria is fighting against truth. We hate truth, we hide truth and we fear truth. It is so unfortunate. In John 8:32, Jesus said you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free. Nigeria is not free because we are running away from truth. Truth can be bitter, but when you swallow it, when it gets inside, it could become sweet.
“No nation can grow or develop without embracing the truth. No matter how difficult it is. In the same John 8:46, Jesus said, ‘if what I have told you is the truth, then why do you refuse to believe me?’ This is the situation of Nigerians today, we are like ostriches, and we are a nation of pretenders.
“We run from the truth and we want to believe that somehow, our troubles will just vanish, but it never happened that way, because truth has a way of creating a level plain ground for everybody.”
Oritsejafor, therefore, advised the over 30 traditional rulers drawn from North-Central, North-West and North-East zones who were present to correct the anomaly, while also calling on Nigerians to face the truth, accept it, work with it, live by it, and also build a nation of truth.
Also speaking, the National chairman of NOSCEF, Mr Olaiya Phillips, described the activities of Boko Haram in the North-East as an inferno engulfing the nation.
Lamenting the challenges facing northern community and the entire Nigeria, Phillips said: “In recent months, many politicians have tried to claim that one political party or another is secretly using Boko Haram for their own ends. Providing them with weapons and finance; yet not one piece of evidence has been forthcoming.”
He added that these politicians don’t want to help the government. All they want is to get the peoples’ votes so that they can look after themselves.
Pastor Ayodele Joseph Oritsejafor is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church. He has been accused of being too friendly with politicians for the past couple of years. There were even rumours that his private jet was given to him by President Goodluck Jonathan.
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