Great Benin Bronze


Image may contain: one or more people and people standing

Nigeria has more Catholic Knights than Italy. 
Nigeria has more Anglican Knights than England.
Nigeria has more Alhajis than all Arab countries combined.
This is not entirely bad. 
Ironically, this our religiosity does not reflect in the religious and moral fabric of the nation!

Each year, we budget billions of Naira sending our people on pilgrimages to Mecca and Jerusalem to pray.

We pray for development.
We pray for long life and good health.
We pray against sudden death.
We pray against accident of any kind.
We pray for employment. 
We pray for peace.
Above all, we pray to make heaven!

In the year of the Lord Two thousand and eighteen (2018), we will spend 250 Billion Naira to sponsor pilgrims to pray for the development of Nigeria among others.

250 billion Naira can build 250 model schools.
250 Billion can build 100 modern Health centres.
250 billion can immunize all children in Nigeria. 
250 Billion can build 250 brand new roads.
250 Billion can build 1000 new housing estates.
250 billion can create 100,000 new jobs.

We choose not to do any of these.
We choose to spend that amount to go pray for development!

We choose not to spend that amount to take care of our health, Rather, we choose to spend it to go and pray for our health!

We choose not to spend that amount to build schools and train our children to be wise, we choose to use it to go and pray for wisdom!

We choose not to spend that amount to build good roads to avoid and reduce car accidents, we choose to spend it to pray against accidents.

These are our choices. We will live with them.

Close your eyes and imagine!

How much resources have we spent over these years to pray instead of using them to develop our country??

There is nothing wrong going on pilgrimage to pray and seek the face of God or Allah or other supreme being. But, it should be entirely a private affair!!!

Courtesy of Collins

Views: 94

© 2018   Created by Otedo News Update.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Local And International News Outlets
OTEDO.COM New Nigerian Newspaper Los Angeles Times Leadership Newspaper Thisday Vanguard Newspaper 234Next Daily Champion MTN Football Chicago Inquirer PM News National Daily NigeriaHealthWatch News Star Newspaper Desert Herald Sahara Reporters Associated Press Nigeria Liberty Forum,UK AFP Online BBC Nigerian Village Square Telegraph Newspaper Nigerian News Service Newswatch The Guardian Punch Daily Independent Nigerian Tribune The Nation The Sun Coastalnews NewsDiary Online Daily Trust Compass Newspaper CNN SKY Sports Yahoo! News KickOff Nigeria CNET News Reuters United Press International