Supreme Head, Cherubim & Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Prophet Solomon Adegboyega Alao, has advised the Federal Government against any policy that will increase hardship and poverty in the country.
Prophet Alao, while commending the Federal Government for tagging bandits as terrorists, he however, warned that the deployment of newly-acquired Super Tucano fighter jets should not lead to accidental bombardment of Christian-dominated areas in the North East.
Specifically, the clergyman said the proposed deregulation of the downstream of the economy will not only increase hardship but bring the country’s economy into comatose.
Prophet Alao, who spoke at a press conference to herald the annual General Conference of the church at Seraphim Land, Km 40, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, said it was unfortunate that Nigerians were yet to benefit from the blessings of God as an oil producing country and wondered why the country “keeps on importing fuel at exorbitant costs and export crude oil at give away price.”
He said the time has come for Nigerians to ask government why it has refused to build new refineries and keep on wasting tax payers money on repairing Eleme and Kaduna refineries that are already moribund.
He said, “We all know that if the pump prices of petroleum products increase, there will be hyper inflation and its consequences will include; increase in prices of transportation fare, increase of prices of consumables, reduction in purchasing power of Nigerians, reduction in workforce by companies, increase in unemployment and all these will trigger insecurity.”
The Head of C & S worldwide also advised the National Assembly to expedite action of the amended Electoral Bill to allow for credible elections in 2023, saying that, “If almost a year to the February 18, 2023 Presidential election, the law that will guide the conduct of that election has not been passed, then Nigerians should be worried about the intention of the national lawmakers on the success of next year election.”
While expressing doubt on the ability of the lawmakers to effect amendment in the 1999 Constitution, Prophet Alao said Nigerians should keep on the front burner the agitation for a National Conference of all ethnic nationalities that make up the federation to define the future of the country.
The clergyman, who berated the Federal Government for not doing enough to stamp out terrorism and banditry warned that the deployment of drone, as good as it is to fight terrorism, should not “by accident bomb Christian-dominated settlements”.
He said the Federal Government should allow pastoral farming to remain a private business like any other business and forget about creating a grazing route and warned state government to be circumspect in releasing an inch of the land vested on them for such a business.
Speaking on the theme of the conference to be hosted by C & S Ona Iwa Mimo, Igboho, Oyo State, titled: “ Preserving the sanctity of C & S basics”, Prophet Alao said the core value of the church remains “evangelism and deliverance”, disclosing that the conference will allow delegates from all over the world to assess and evaluate the church doctrine and proffer solutions to various challenges and navigate way forward.
He was very emphatic that carrying of ark of covenant was not part of C & S doctrine, noting that the church had at its 2020 conference in Ibadan specifically passed a resolution against having anything to do with ark of covenant or rituals.