Pastor Sunday Adelaja, senior pastor of ‘Embassy of God Church’ based in Kiev, Ukraine has shared his views on how the Nigerian economy can overtake the American economy.
Curbing corruption will build the Nigerian economy
"The amount we lost in 6 years is half of the whole economy (GDP) of South Africa, Denmark, Venezuela, Colombia, Thailand, Austria, Iran, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia"
In his previous article (read here) he blamed religious leaders and churches for the widespread of corruption in nigeria.
He stated that corruption has eaten deep into the country’s economy and ‘curbing it’ is the key to the economy’s future.
“The amount we lost in 6 years is half of the whole economy (GDP) of South Africa, Denmark, Venezuela, Colombia, Thailand, Austria, Iran, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia. Oh my God!!! What a country we would have built if not for the monster of corruption” he lamented
According to the 2013 World Bank reports, that amount of $200 billion we lost in 6 years is 4 times the whole economy of Ghana $48 billion, 4 times that of Ethiopia $47 billion, 4 times that of Tunisia $46 billion and Kenya $55 billion.
In his words,
“If we are now saying, that in 6 years we lost 200 billion USD, with that amount of money judiciously used, every state capital in Nigeria will have their own . That on its own would make Nigeria a tourist attraction, more than Dubai and maybe more than the United States of America. Nigeria only has 36 states.”
“After constructing this massive structure in every state, we will still have enough money to build over 70 more of such structures.”
“What I am trying to say is that the harm corruption is doing to our country is so bad that I advocate for every Nigerian, at home and abroad, to join the crusade against this deadly practice in our nation.”
"Please note I don’t want anyone to think I am attacking President Jonathan or his administration. Whenever I mention any name in this article, it is for clarification not condemnation. The election has been won and lost. Let bygones be bygones. I am simply referring to his government as a matter of fact or reference not for accusation."
"My appeal to Nigerians is, let us move forward."
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