The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, has advised the Federal Government to seek spiritual solution to the current economic woes of the country.
According to Adams who is the Chief Promoter of Olokun Festival Foundation, while speaking at the annual ‘Wealth Festival’ held at Powerline, Agege, Lagos, “Now is the time to appreciate Aje, the deity that is in charge of fortunes and prosperity.
His words: It is apparently the most sought- after in life, and God, the Supreme being has created a kind of unique spiritual affinity between man and wealth.
“In the developed world, they make adequate spiritual consultations before embarking on any developmental projects. This is the truth, because they research into the spiritual realm, mainly to have a clear – cut idea of what to do, how to do it, and when to do it in the physical world. And what this means in the real sense of it is that they know for certain that they can only succeed in whatever they do by aligning first with the spiritual world, before the physical world. That is food for thought for Nigeria and Nigerians”, he said.
He lamented that it is sad that Nigeria could be in this situation, despite its huge human and natural resources that abound all over the country, adding: “It is an Irony of fate that Nigeria’s budget keeps increasing annually, yet there is little to show for it. And the truth is: We have lost touch with the spiritual realm, we believe wrongly in the ability of our leaders.
“But even at that, this is my modest proposal to the Federal government. The global economic crisis and the eventual fall of the oil prices in the world market is a strong indication that we can not continue to be over-dependent on oil. God has really blessed us as a nation; we have to explore our tourism potentials by creating wealth, thus, using what we have to get what we want. “Now that the present situation continues to bite hard on the people, we have to look inward. At a time like this, we need spiritual rebirth. We need spiritual transformation”, he added.
According to him, “we need to align with our roots and seek spiritual enlightenment as a nation. Let us seek the face of Eledumare and go back to our roots. Let us appreciate our God- given wealth and natural endowments. Let us revive our cultural heritage and tradition, Let us promote our local languages. This is our true cultural identities as a people; we can only make meaningful progress as a nation if we go back to our roots. God has blessed us with every thing that can help us grow as a nation, but we abandoned it, we never appreciate what we have until we lose it that is the tragedy of our nation”, he stressed.