General Overseer, Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, has lamented over recent challenges in Nigeria, one of which is the rising cost of bread.
He urged Nigerians to pray for their leaders while also talking about the high cost of flight tickets and the frequent collapse of the national grid.
Adeboye spoke on Sunday during RCCG’s monthly thanksgiving service, which also commemorated Nigeria’s 62nd independence.
The revered cleric also stated that despite the economic challenges faced by citizens, the presidential villa would not feel it, stressing that there would always be bread and electricity there.
In his words; “Maybe we should spend more time praying for our rulers. We know it’s easier to criticise. There are battles human beings cannot fight and win. There are certain battles only God can win.
“Pray for your rulers, because for every mistake they’ll make, it’s the people who will suffer, not them. Why are we suffering? Because we have not prayed. The fault is ours.
“The other day, I was asking how much a ticket from Lagos to Abuja is and they said N250,000. It used to be about N60,000. I asked what happened and they told me.
“Let me tell you one thing. It doesn’t matter how much bread costs; there will be bread in Aso Rock. It doesn’t matter how many times the power grid collapses, there will be electricity in Aso Rock. If our leaders make mistakes, who will suffer? Pray for our rulers.”
According to the latest data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), consumer price index (CPI) — which measures the rate of change in prices of goods and services — surged to 20.52 percent in August 2022, up from 19.64 percent in the previous month.