Monday, 24 February 2014

I Don’t Want To Be Addressed As A Pastor – Pastor (Mrs) Blessing Agboli

Pastor (Mrs.) Blessing Agboli has declared that she hates poverty and seeing people in pains, and attributes lack of love amongst Nigerians especially in the Christendom as the major cause of these problems.

In an interview recently, Pastor Blessing Agboli, who is the wife of the General Overseer of Victorious Army Ministries based in Lagos said a lot of pastors who should set the love examples are the major culprits in this respect. She therefore charged men of God to imbibe the spirit of Christ-like love as Jesus himself is love.

“When I’m called a pastor, sometimes I’m almost like I don’t want to be counted among some of these people because if you are preaching and you don’t have love for the people and don’t have love for your fellow pastors then what are you preaching, because Jesus in essence is love. God is love,” she declared.

Mrs. Agboli who said she met her husband at Latter Rain Assembly headed by firebrand pastor Tunde Bakare, said she and her husband did not start their own church, Victorious Army Ministries, by courting the rich in the society; rather, they picked common people on the streets of Lagos with a view to turning their lives around through the ministry and ministration, and that is love.

In her words, “We started with street boys and girls. I went out into some streets like Allen Avenue, Opebi Link Road, down to Fela Shrine, to gather them, mostly at night. I preached, cooked and gave them money.

“When the ministry started, everybody knew my husband was highly anointed; most people who were sick were healed, and he had this hunger… he was very passionate about healing people because his mum died of an ailment as he didn’t have money to take her to the hospital. In this case, he hated to see sickness and afterwards we began a church because he was basically ready to help those who were need.”

The woman of God who is a British citizen was born and raised in Illogbo in Ika LG area of Delta State. She had her primary education in Enugu and secondary education at Agbor Baptist Girls High School. She later studied nursing at Collable in Ghana, and law in the United Kingdom.

"I first attended the church where my husband was pastoring, he has been in the ministry for a year. In the church he was pastoring I thought my husband was being paid but when I asked him, he said he was not working for money but for God. That made me fell in love with him” she concluded
Anyone who knows the female pastor will tell that she has unrepentant love for jewelries. Any time she steps out, her jewelry collection alone is his passion for people to see the light and love of God a thing she explained is a way to show her gratefulness to God.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

OGUN LAWMAKER, ADIJAT ADELEYE PLANS 3-IN-1 EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM FOR CONSTITUENTS

Delectable and eloquent member of the Ogun State House of Assembly representing Ifo II State constituency, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo will by Friday, 21st of February again gather politicos, community leaders, women, students and youth across the lenght and breadth of Ifo LG at her newly built and equipped state-of-the-art ICT centre due for commissioning at a 3-in-1 empowerment ceremony.

According to a mail being circulated in Ogun State, the lawmaker cordially invites her lovers, admirers and associates across the state to the 3-in-1 event where she will be commisioning another ICT centre, graduating hundreds of young computer graduates and free medical services will be offered for many indigents and residents of the constituency.

‘Please be my guest at our 3-1 program of Commissioning of NEW FREE ICT TRAINING CENTRE, GRADUATION CEREMONY OF OUR STUDENTS AND FREE MEDICAL CARE on FRIDAY, 21st of FEBRUARY 2014″ the mail reads.

Speaking, the amiable lawmaker confirmed that she’s doing these things just for uplifting the youths and the downtrodden who can’t afford the services of health care consultants, ‘why we are doing this is just to help our youths, to have a complete 21st century youth, you must have a computer literate youth, you must have a well-cultured and healthy youth and we are commisioning our new ICT to compliment the one we already have and we will be admitting hundreds of new entrants as we send forth new graduates’ the amiable lawmakers divulged.

Monday, 17 February 2014

The Transformation Ethics of Kwara State Gov. Abdul Fatah Ahmed

It was with anxiety that Tunde joined the bus that will convey him from Lagos his base for the last twelve years to Ilorin the capital city of Kwara State, being an alumni of the prestigious University of Ilorin, he was looking forward to a chance to visit the town where he had spent four years which became five due to the many strike actions the lecturers of the school had embarked upon due to disagreement between them and the school authority, in his mind he was thinking of paying visit to the spots he and some of his friends has had swell time during their undergraduate years.

He was lost in thought of the good times he had that he was surprised when the driver of the chattered bus announced to him that they are in Ilorin, but to Tunde’s surprise the scene that greeted him was beyond his expectation as the city can easily compete with the revered parts of Lagos like Ikoyi, Victoria Island, Lekki and other such places. He never envisage the sight that greeted him, he was so surprised that he gaped with his mouth wide open and could not hide his admiration to the effort the current government and the predecessor.

Just like Tunde, many are surprised by the transformation programme of the Government of Governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed, despite the fact that the State is predominantly a public servant State, the current Governor has been doing well with the little resources made available to the them, this much was confessed by the Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum who is also the current executive Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amechi, who is of the opinion that the government of the State must be performing miracle with the level of development compare to the amount they are getting from the Federation purse.

Though the State can be said to be one of the poorest based on the allocation due to it from the federation account, but the foresight of the immediate past governor of the State Senator Bukola Saraki, which was built upon by the current administration has helped improve the economy of the State in no small way as the State can boast of many companies that are improving the economy of the people despite rejecting the temptation to levy tax on the people.

It will be right to say Kwara is one of the most peaceful states in the country, and it is currently enjoying the good administration under the leadership of Abdulfatah Ahmed, who has proven himself as a seasoned banker, an administrator and now a super public servant who has been guiding the ship of the State incredibly since he was elected some three years back.