Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola, says the majority of Nigerian politicians are not God-fearing and are insensitive to the plight of the citizens.
Fashola said this during the 2013 National Women Prayer Summit organised by Awesome Treasures Foundation in Lagos on Saturday.
She said, “God-fearing persons are the politicians we are looking for in Nigeria. Such leaders are the ones that will love us and do what pleases God and people.
“But if you are a politician and you do not have God in your heart, then you are working on your own and for men.”
Fashola, who led a prayer session, said the myriad of problems in Nigeria today was because the leaders were disconnected from the people.
She urged the leaders to utilise the wealth of the nation for the benefit of the citizens, stressing that until they started to feel the pulse of the governed, things would not get better.
She said the way out of insecurity in the country was simply love, adding that the moment “we love ourselves – the first foundation in the Bible, insecurity will be over”.
She commended Awesome Treasures Foundation for the summit, saying it had raised their spiritual level and acquainted them with things around.
“My message for Nigerians is that they should keep praying, keep working and keep acting your own part well so that we can have a progressive nation,”Fashola said.
Founder and President, ATF, Mrs. Jumoke Adenowo, reminded the audience of the efficacy of prayers, saying Nigerians needed it more than ever before.
She said for the country to make meaningful progress, there was the urgent need to engage in nation building through youth empowerment, prayers, strengthening of institutions and enthronement of upstanding leaders.
She said, “The summit is one of the vehicles the foundation uses to reach out to women and youths across the country. The women are the conscience of the nation and are better equipped to deal with problems if endowed with the proper guidance.
“The ATF is to transform the lives of women and youths in the society through direct intervention in their lives by engaging them in practical goals. This is done by training them in various skills and crafts and providing financial assistance to enable them to set up businesses.”