For Enduring Peace, We need the restructuring of the current political systems says Baba Olori
The Supreme Head, Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Prophet Dr. Solomon Adegboyega Alao has advised the Federal Government to return Nigeria’s system of government to true federalism as this is the major solution to the problems of the country. Speaking at the 2021 Annual General Conference press briefing, Alao implored the government to go back to the basics, noting that those in power cannot be “wiser than our founding fathers”.
Expounding on the state of the nation, the Clergyman noted that all is not well politically, socially, economically, and security-wise. He emphasized that for there to be enduring peace in the country, the current political systems should be restructured. Baba Olori said the clash between herdsmen and farmers will also continue if the Government fails to discourage pastoral farming in the country."
Nowhere in the civilized climes are allowed to graze around indiscriminately. It is not only seeming insanity but suicidal to allow cows on the highways", he said. “As a church, we would continue to pray for Mr. President and all our Governors, traditional leaders, and religious leaders to lead them aright and to govern with the fear of God and not for the love of materialism”, Alao concluded.
The 2021 Annual General Conference of C&S Unification Church of Nigeria, themed "Heal our land"( 2 Chronicles 7:14) is scheduled to hold at the Solution C&S Ministry, Elebu, Ibadan, Oyo state, from Thursday, January 28th to Sunday, January 31st, 2021. This year’s theme emanates from the concern of the church for the health, wellbeing, and peace of the world. The yearly event provides the opportunity for all organs and departments of the church to give an account of their stewardship and for delegates to appraise their performance and chart a way forward.
However, due to the rampaging pandemic, the conference will be held in accordance with the guidelines given to curb the spread of the virus. Thus, there is a reduction in the number of participants and there will be no option for observers as a measure to comply with the Covid 19 protocols. The supreme head, Prophet Dr. Solomon Adegboyega Alao, had stated that the church has been contributing immensely to the socio-economic developments of Nigeria and other countries.
Alao noted that the members are playing significant roles in philanthropy and impacting lives positively to make Nigerian a better place. He said C&S members have been noted as exemplary, patriotic, and law-abiding citizens who promote peace and good neighborliness without losing the primary objective of raising candidates for God's Kingdom.
Speaking on the church’s varsity, the Clergyman said "It is my pleasure to inform you that apart from various primary and secondary schools, we have in various parts of the country, our Moses Orimolade University will not only stand but will also run. We trust God that this University (MOU) will be unique and will not just be another University but a citadel of learning conceived to be unique and ranked amongst best in the world”.
Baba Olori also commented on the present economic situation of the country and dished out advice on some steps the government should take. He advised the government to revert the VAT from 7.5% to 5%, reduce the price of fuel and lift the current stamp duty of 50 Naira placed on customers' deposit noting that deposits not exceeding 50,000 naira should not attract stamp duty. In the same vein,
Alao appealed to the federal government, for now, to suspend the ongoing process of NIN registrations at NIMC registration centers until the Covid-19 curve is flattened. He implored the president to give a listening ear to the watchmen in the country quoting the scripture Ezekiel 33 and appealed that politicians stop the current 2023 election campaign to avoid distracting the attention of Mr.President.