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“Your Prayers Cannot Take Nigeria Out Of Recession” – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN, has stressed the need for Nigeria to develop its own plan capable of effectively addressing the current economic downturn.

Fashola, who spoke while delivering a lecture on “Freedom from Fear, Choices before the New Generation” to mark the 42nd convocation of the University of Benin, Edo State, said that Nigerians must overcome their fears and use their natural resources to create solutions and improve their lives.

While addressing the graduating students, he said, “We will not pray our way out of recession; we will plan and produce our way back to prosperity and out of recession and you are the freshest, youngest and most energetic workforce we will have to work with.

“You are the new batteries to power the engine of growth of our country. Your choices must be clear, free from fear, not reckless but driven by analytical thought, questioning and probing and ultimately determined by convictions.”

According to him, young Nigerians must, like their counterparts in developed countries, free their minds from fear, rather than depend solely on spiritual answers to the problems.Minister-of-Power-Works-and-Housing-Mr.-Babatunde-Fashola

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  • Kenny D Osonwa

    Prayers doesn’t solve all things, some things are solved by using common sense which is not even Common.

  • Christian Ifeadi

    Talkative…. U are there now to work but u have not done anything….hypocrite! If he was not made Minister by now he would have told the world how to generate 45,000 megawatts in 6 months

  • emekachilaka

    sir go rest jare prayer can do all things

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    Whatever

  • kayode akinsanya

    That’s it, that doesn’t mean we’ll not pray. It’s well

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Absolutely right….
    Nigeria knows what her problems are, so prayer won’t solve anything

  • Olovo Obinna

    Na him level of faith….without God man is nothing….

  • He’s right.. can’t be prayers alone when politicians are looting

    • Olovo Obinna

      Prayer is the key

      • Bros..if the Israelites only prayed they would have still remained in Egypt

        • Olovo Obinna

          So who brought them out of Egypt ni….

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Sir manie did

          • LOL….abeg ooo

          • Olovo Obinna

            Hehehehehehehe…..tell him again

          • God through Moses…he didn’t come down..he used someone

          • Olovo Obinna

            Now I got u were I wanted….used someone right…..now what is prayer…someone communicating to God for spiritual assistance to overcome his/her physical challenges……have u read b4….the spiritual controls the physical……prophet Daniels prayer was answered after a victorious battle in the spiritual….i can go on n on to give u many reasons why prayer comes first….why do u think politicians performs rituals @night just to gain powerpower<<[spiritual]

          • And we should sit and be praying expecting a Messiah.. Bros what’s faith without work

          • Olovo Obinna

            That’s where ur mixing it up…all I want to make u understand is….prayers always come first….i never said seat @home n wait for manners to fall from heaven….it takes wisdom/Grace to be successful in life…who gives wisdom n how do u get wisdom/Grace….let me ask u…
            Why do u go to church on sunday?
            Why do u pray b4 eating when in certain location?….

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            You need to be a pastor my brother but you are a sinner
            Lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Olovo Obinna

            Lol…judge not my brother

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            I wont oooooooooooooooooo

          • Olovo Obinna

            Good boy

          • Hehehehe tell em

          • Mezzy Gilbert

            Who is not a sinner,.our righteousness is but a filthy rag, but we hv been made d righteousness of God tru christ jesus

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Fact…..Evangelist Mezzy

        • Olovo Obinna

          And how did it happen…the isrealite lost all hope of liberty until God intervene n use moses…through spiritual battle on the night pharaoh son was killed, ,,their liberty arrive….so what say u…

          • Mezzy Gilbert

            U for ask emma to go bk to d book of exodus,how did God hear d cry of d children of isreal

          • Olovo Obinna

            No mind am..

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          Lolzzzz

        • Olovo Obinna

          They won their victory after spiritual battle

        • Mezzy Gilbert

          God heard d cry of d isrealites

          • And planted Moses deep in the Egyptian’s house

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        Prayer is the key, no doubts bro but not when it comes to Nigeria’s recession

        • Olovo Obinna

          Nothing is impossible with God….my Bible says it’s possible for God to make a poor man suddenly & instantly rich…..the isrealite experience famine n extreme hunger when they disobeyed God….guess what…after more than 4decades, ,a prophet came to the king one faithful day n prophecy that by that time tomorrow….things will turn out for good…food will be surplus for all….”””power of prayer/spoken words”””

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            My brother leave what the Bible says when it comes to matter concerning Nigeria and recession

          • Olovo Obinna

            Oh yea men of little faith….

          • Mezzy Gilbert

            So is it d counsel of men that wil stand instead of God’s word?that is were we miss it

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Please i do not argue that Prayer isn’t the key ooooooooooooo neither do i argue that nothing isn’t possible for God to do…………..

          • Olovo Obinna

            Gbam!!!

          • Mezzy Gilbert

            It amazes me wen some people say dt it’s not only prayer, wen d bible says d earnest prayer of d righteous availath much,that is y I kip saying it, when others re saying there’s a casting down,i and my household wl say there is a lifting up, were nigeria has missed is not putting God first,we tend to carryout planing before seeking God, instead of seeking d will of God before planning

          • Olovo Obinna

            Thank u oh

  • badmos

    That’s just d fact, unless we all check ourselves.

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  • WillieBravo

    Give us light.

    • Hahahahaha bros…na quarrel

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        Na vex

      • WillieBravo

        Na quarrel o.

    • Olovo Obinna

      How lawyer go give nigeria light…like asking carpenter to treat a cancer patient

      • So you’re saying he’s not fit for the job.. I’ll disagree

        • Olovo Obinna

          He is not competent for that particular job

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Olovo i disagree with you

          • Olovo Obinna

            I just told u my mind….take it or leave it..the sooner mr president address the problem of having wrong people occupying the right job the better for him in gaining back nigerians support

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            You think it is easy for His Presidency to ascertain such when corruption has taken over everything

          • Olovo Obinna

            That is what I keep hearing…I thin it’s easy….???…ajuju…..if the head Is not guilty then it’s easy that is why Jesus once said to some aggrieved people,,,,anyone without sin should be first to throw stone on d ascused…….

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            He will definitely do that, i guess he is seriously working on it…………..

          • Olovo Obinna

            Lol…I hope so

          • He was once a governor of lag and I believe you saw his works…so bros he’s

          • Olovo Obinna

            Which work….was they light….do u hv good road to ur house….is they any good state own health center n primary/secondary school around where u reside???…talk make people reading here know…

          • Oga leave story…you can’t count his impact in Lagos they are numerous abd yes I’m having more light these days than before

          • Olovo Obinna

            U no answer my question rather u just sound like other nigerians out they……list the many works that makes u heap praises on this people….

          • Not heaping praises if he did not work..you would know… it’s not something hidden

          • Olovo Obinna

            Answer my question no be to run around the question

          • LOL e be like say you get beef with the man

          • Olovo Obinna

            Lol….with all them politicians both past,present n death ones…

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            You see, at-least Manie is just an evidence that Fashola is indeed working

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Lolzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Olovo Obinna

            Hehehehe….

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        Guy you are very funny ooo

        • Olovo Obinna

          It’s simple……spend time interview workers within the power sectors and hear for urself….a carpenter can’t do the job of a doctor unless u want destruction as end result….make no mistake,,fashiola can excel as a president or minister of justice but certainly not power….see the deteriorating state of our power sector since his reign in office….abi u think say na grammar n paper talk go revive the sector

          • Cornel Nwankwo

            Certainly not grammar nor paper talk

          • Olovo Obinna

            Gbam

      • Mezzy Gilbert

        Major issue in nigeria,instead of allocating portfolios to d person in same field,they do it d other way round, I tot buhari wud b different, but na dsame ten and ten pence

        • Cornel Nwankwo

          You still got a point though

        • Olovo Obinna

          Gbam

      • WillieBravo

        Square pegs in round hole syndrome

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      Fashola neva c anything

      • WillieBravo

        No kind am, with e two nostrils like groundnut.