The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to be tolerant and to jettison divisive tendencies and predictions in order for the country to grow.
Specifically, Olusegun Runsewe, the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) ‘s director-general, accused so-called men of God in Nigeria of “escalating” and “poi$oning” the country’s political space.
He expressed concerns about the clergy’s “predictions.” “It is becoming evident that predictions and not prophecy are the new game in town,” Mr Runsewe said Monday.
Mr Runsewe stated that he was worried by “strange predictions” and “hyped religious ventilation” over political issues in the country and that the nation would be running into cri#sis if the trend was not checked. He added, “From football to cricket, wrestling, dancing competitions and lately, politics, some Nigerians who claimed to hear from God now oxygenate, escalate and poi§on the socioeconomic and political space with laughable and troubling positions.”
He lamented that such prophecies are given without minding their negative impact on people’s emotions. The NCAC boss said the current rash of predictive political slants across Nigeria’s diverse religious and cultural ecosystem thr£atened the fabric of the nation’s peace and security.
Mr Runsewe, the World Craft Council Africa Region president, appealed to Nigerians to hold on to the best cultural and religious teachings that bind Nigerians together. He said the council had worked with religious leaders to restore peace in areas where crises abound in Jos, Kaduna and Abuja.