The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Adeboye has described the recent report that rated Nigeria the poorest nation in the world as ‘the hypocrisy of the west’.
He, however, added the report should be a challenge to Nigerian leaders to double their efforts in fighting corrupt practices and poverty in the country.
Speaking through his Assistant General Overseer, Personnel and Administration, Pastor Johnson Odesola, at a program tagged ‘Dominion over the mighty’, Pastor Adeboye said western countries also had the ‘poorest of the poor’ among them and this is often underreported.
He said, “You will move round some so-called developed countries and one will be shocked by the level of poverty that the people are experiencing.”
“Who is doing the categorisation of developed countries and some undeveloped countries. It is the opinion of the few people whose facts can be contested.
“When they talk, they talk about the things that favor them and they want us to continue in the trajectory that our system is failing so that they will continue to benefit from our failures.”
He urged the government at all levels to use the report as an opportunity to double their fight against the scourge of poverty and inequality ravaging our country.