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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Nigerian Prophet Calms Fears On Flood Threat


A Nigerian preacher, no doubt another aspiring private jet owner, turned divine meteorologist when he assured Nigerians that the flood warnings by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, would be tackled by God. Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, the self styled general overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, Warri, Delta state, all but arrogated to himself the title of Nigeria's saviour when he claimed that he had been endued with grace from God to stop any unpleasant event that may occur in Nigeria, and has asked the Nigerian public not to panic.
Mr Fufeyin is just another delusional Nigerian preacher who knows that as long as he attributes his words to the divine or makes highfalutin claims of the supernatural, he will attract people willing to literally buy into his ideas. The Nigerian society is one structured to put pressure on the individual, for instance a married couple is expected to have a child or, at least, an obvious pregnancy in the first year of marriage, failure of which usually sets tongues wagging. It is such people, driven to desperation, that are preyed on by men like Fufeyin.
Prophet Fufeyin has forgotten that Nigeria is steeped in corruption, and a host of other woes, including the Boko Haram terror menace. I wonder why he has not seen it fit to put a stop to all of these very pressing problems. Floods happen sporadically in Nigeria, and NEMA's warning is a fulfilment of their duty as the flood may or may not happen. If it does not happen, Fufeyin will claim the glory, and in the event there is a flood, he may attribute it to either God's wrath for our sins (remember Noah and his ark) or to Nigerians not praying enough. So much for being Nigeria's Jesus Christ.