Firebrand preacher and pastor-in-charge of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Mountain of Mercy, Erio Ekiti, Ekiti State, Prophet Sam Olu Alo, also called for security beef up and concerted efforts to forestall renewed kidnappings in Ekiti State before, during and after the governorship election slated for July.
The cleric and Adamimogo exponent said: “It was shown to me in a vision that some people both young and old will be kidnapped. But in the end, the kidnappers would be arrested,” adding however, that the development had been put before God in prayer.
Alo, who gave the admonition in his New Year message shortly after the second edition of his yearly empowerment programme at Ido Ekiti State, however, assured Ekiti residents of relief, saying “by the time we get to the seventh to eight month in the year, we will be experiencing relief in Ekiti State”.
The cleric, who is the Visioner of Grace of Mercy Prayer Ministry (GMPM) worldwide, assured Nigerians of bliss in 2018, saying “Nigerians will experience plenty in this year 2018” as he urged patriotism and positively confessions about the country.
Alo urged Nigerians to, “exercise more patience as there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel for the country and refrain from passing negative comments and remarks about the country”.
He said that the repercussion for those who have contributed to running the country aground would be grave, adding that some powerful and influential people directing and leading this country in darkness would be no more in the course of the year.
The cleric called for brotherly love among ourselves as that is one of the things Nigerians lack and it has been causing setback for this nation
No fewer than 200 youths benefitted from the gesture which the cleric said was part of his contribution to the health and wellness of society.
The empowerment programme heralds the nine-day prayer programme of the GMPM with the theme “Mercy Once Again” beginning in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday to mark the three years anniversary of Seven Hours Seven Prophets programme.
The cleric also paid the senior school certificate examination fees for 31 outstanding students in the community.
He also distributed food items and cash assistance to over 400 widows in addition to training of other members of the Ido Ekiti community in tye-and-dye business and agricultural businesses like livestock rearing.
Alo, who said the exercise was devoid of politics, said God put it in his heart to embark on the empowerment exercise, saying: “Apart from the one I did here in Ekiti, I also did empowerment programme in Lagos on December 31, 2017. About 80 people benefited from free food items and cash gifts in Lagos on that last Sunday of the month.
“One of the problems we have in Nigeria is that we neglect the poor. Even we servants of God in Nigeria, we no longer take care of the widows and needy. The most important duty and command given to us by God is to take care of the poor and needy. It’s unfortunate that today we are only concerned about ourselves,” he said.