The General Overseer of the Living Faith Bible Church, Bishop David Oyedepo has said the quit notice issued by Arewa youths asking Igbos to vacate the North on October 1 will not stand.
Addressing his members yesterday, Oyedepo said Nigeria would continue to remain an indivisible entity where everyone and all the ethnic nationalities would be free to live and achieve their purpose.
According to Oyedepo, “Freedom of worship and religion would continue to be the identity of the nation. The October 1 ultimatum will not stand. Nigeria will remain one entity where everyone would be able to live and work wherever they like.”
Describing the ultimatum by Arewa youth as mere manipulation to create unrest, which was not necessary, Oyedepo said, “We will keep on declaring the peace of God in this land. No one will succeed in bringing Nigeria to war, no group will succeed in bringing this nation to crisis.”
The clergyman noted that there would be no war in this nation, instead “freedom of religion and worship shall remain the identity of this country.”
He declared that Nigeria shall not go down “our economy shall recover, we will record quality in our education system. Nigeria will not be sold to slavery.”
Urging Nigerians to pray for the country, Oyedepo said, “It is time to engage the prayer altar for our beloved nation, because he that seek the peace of Jerusalem shall prosper.
“Nigeria will not go backward; it will keep going forward forever. Speak peace; pray peace, love peace and peace shall reign in our land. Every injustice will be flushed out of our land and equity shall rule our national life and be our national law.”