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#FranklySpeaking: The Praying Political Class

“The victory of Super Eagles today against The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon is a testament to the fact that whenever we go on our knees and seek the face of God like we did today during our fasting and prayer session, God will answer our prayer,” 
( Akwa ibom Governor Emmanuel Udom) 

I disagree sir. Please the victory of Super Eagles in a football match is not about God jare. God no dey do like that. The Supreme being is not interested in taking over man's own responsibilities.  You think Cameroon didn't pray? So what about the times that we've also prayed and lost badly ? 

Have you forgotten how you narrowly escaped death in that church last year? 200 people lost their lives in that incident. Why? You don't build a shoddy church without good foundation and begin praying for God to protect you. The law of gravity will surely play its role. Weren't people praying when that Church collapsed ? 

In the Christian bible, Christ raised a dead girl and asked them to give her food to eat. As powerful as Christ was, he didn't command food to enter the girl's stomach. When raising Lazurus, the Bible recorded that he asked the men to roll away the stone from his tomb, he didn't command the stone to roll away itself. Clearly, there is a man's responsibility and there is a God-responsibility . 

Any society that gives all its responsibility to God is an irresponsible society. This is probably why little problems like electricity which has been in existence for over 100 years, yet we haven't solved it. How can you solve any problem when you depend on fasting and prayers for everything. 

The truth is that the average Nigerian political leader might know all these, but religion is a populist mantra used to beguile the people. 

That's why the one reigning for southern governors is building of ecumenical centers ,while their northern counterparts squander their own on Hajj. 

David Umahi just took a loan of 8 billion recently and actually got an approval to use 2.5 billion to build an ecumenical center while local farmers are struggling in his state .

This 2.5 billion would have provided 500 ebonyi rice farmers with 5 million naira agric loan each and God will be happier with you than awarding a contract which you'd still get kick backs from the contractors. 

How can you take a loan or use state funds to build a church or mosque when there are thousands of churches and mosques all over the state ? Please if you want to build a place of worship,use your own money and make sure it's not gotten ill gotten. 

Last year Kano state claimed they spent 3 billion naira on Hajj alone ,while poorer northern states are all within that range. Meanwhile the state has over 70% poverty rate . Zamfara started Sharia, yet its the poorest state in Nigeria. 

In 2016, the Federal Government , subsidized the Hajj pilgrims with about N7.9 billion (N7,944,508,970) as against N2.4 billion (N2,442,000,000) in 2015, representing a growth of about 225.3 per cent.

A few weeks ago the senate arrogantly and audaciously ordered the CBN to give dollars to Hajj pilgrims at a rate of N200 per dollar .

By that senate proposal of N200/$ alone,FG will be subsidising the entire exercise with about N76 billion ,if all of the 100,000 hajj slots approved by the Saudi authorities  are utilized. 

This is a country with over 70% poverty rate. Most of this pilgrims will return back to the country and they won't find what to eat . 

Manna only fell from Heaven ones and it will not fall again. 

According to a Chinese proverb 'Pray, but keep rowing to the Shores'.

Abeg we have prayed enough jare . God is not deaf. He has answered us. It's time to think and plan. God is not wicked that he won't answer us after all these years of both Christian and Muslim prayers joined together. Haba!


Frankly Speaking is a friend of the blog who sometimes contributes with the pseudonym, Frankly Speaking. Frankly Speaking is not my boyfriend, for those who have asked. LOL. 


  1. Very true, even the Bible says "faith without work is dead"...the earlier these people realize that for growth to occur in a nation, some right things need to be done at the right time, the better it would be for us all...nicely written frankly speaking!

  2. Abeg we have prayed enough jare . God is not deaf. He has answered us. It's time to think and plan. God is not wicked that he won't answer us after all these years of both Christian and Muslim prayers joined together.

    ^^^^^This right here is the truth.

    Prayer and work goes hand in hand.

  3. Preach it broda ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฟTNHW

  4. How do you solve a problem like Nigeria..? *singing to the tune of Sounds of Music*

  5. Already dating? Did you not just come out of one? Congrats

    1. She said they are not dating.

    2. Even if she is dating again nko?! Is it your dating?!๐Ÿ˜

      Ma fi lo mi n dasi ๐Ÿ˜’

  6. This religion thing. They way it blinds people amazes me.

  7. This is well written. Its like they jave used Nigerians brains to fry Akara.

    1. You are far too kind. I was thinking guguru. Akara is still on a level in the food chain.

      Our case is pathetic, God is tired of people in this corner of the world.

  8. Wisely usual! Chrisyinks

  9. Hmnnnn.... the way we expect prayers to fix things that we should do by ourselves is ...... I can't find the word.

    Just yesterday, it was breaktime and I still had some deliverables that were timebased. I wasn't going to have lunch anyway but i still left my desk and went to the lounge to start surfing the internet looking for what did not lost and I stumbled on Nathaniel bassey's post about something related to this.
    I just stood up and wend back to work. Fasting will not send mails or resolve ussd issues. God can and will give you wisdom but you need to put it into use.
    May we hear word and do what is right.


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