General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said described the recent report that says Nigeria is the poorest in the world as “the hypocrisy of the West against Africans”.
Adeboye made this known recently in Lagos at a special prayer and thanksgiving service for men, organised by the RCCG National Headquarters, Throne of Grace Parish.
At the programme, Adeboye said western countries have the “poorest of the poor” population but the situation is often underreported by the media.
He said, “You will move round some so-called developed countries and one will be shocked by the level of poverty that the people are experiencing.”
Speaking through his Assistant General Overseer, Personnel and Administration, Pastor Johnson Odesola, the highly respected cleric said, “Who is doing the categorisation of developed countries and some undeveloped countries. It is the opinion of the few people whose facts can be contested.
“When they talk, they talk about the things that favour them and they want us to continue in the trajectory that our system is failing so that they will continue to benefit from our failures.”
He however urged the government at all levels to use the report as an opportunity to double their fight against the scourge of poverty and inequality ravaging our country. According to him, the report should propel our leaders to do more in the fight against corruption and fighting poverty.