Friday, 15 April 2016


KICC Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo says Nigeria is not worth dying for!

KICC Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo.
I usually don't agree with these pastors,but this time i am totally in agreement with everything Pastor Ashimolowo has said here.
The Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, KICC, Mathew Ashimolowo, has chided Nigerian leaders, saying a good leader does not need a four year term to make a difference. You can do that in a year.
He also said that Nigeria was not worth dying for, as a country.
He recalled that his father’s death in active service as a Nigerian soldier was treated with so much
levity, hence, his reason for his decision.
Nigeria is not worth dying for and a good leader does not need four years to make a difference says Pastor Ashimolowo.
Ashimolowo, speaking as the guest speaker at the recently concluded Excellence in Leadership Conference organized by Daystar Christian Centre, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos state, said, “My father was killed at the Asaba/Onitsha Bridge during the Nigeria/Biafra civil war in 1967 and the Nigerian military did not have the decency to inform my family.
“His death was treated with levity; even to get his entitlement from the military, my brother had to bribe his way through.Is this the kind of country you want to die for?"
Speaking further, Ashimolowo described Nigeria as a five-talent nation being perpetually led by one-talent leaders.
He regretted the fact that willing Nigerians who have good plans to develop the country were regularly frustrated by some privileged few.
He said, “Nigeria’s problem is because culture influences how we choose leaders. Culture puts age before ability to choose leaders”. The pastor described this as not only wrong, but also outdated, adding that the weak leadership was the single reason why Africa as a continent seems to be trapped.
“Europe would not survive if it was not for Africa. Most of the things they need to survive are in Africa,” he stated.
“A good leader does not need a four year term to make a difference. You can do that in a year,” Ashimolowo averred.
Once again i totally agree with every sentiment of pastor Ashimolowo here.


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