Wilson Badejo, former general overseer Foursquare Gospel Church, Nigeria and founder Wilson Badejo Foundation, WBF has urged Nigerians especially the political elites to stop mocking president Muhammadu Buhari, but rather pray for his quick recovery. Badejo said this on Thursday while revealing the plans for the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Foundation at a press conference held at Alumni Complex, Yaba College of Technology. “As far as the human eyes can see, presidentI tPresidentmeans well for this country and, therefore, deserves the prayers of all, Nigerians. But rather than emphatise with him, some compatriots have been mocking him, even taunting him to resign,” he said. Badejo added that Nigerians need to understand that the president is 74. “And at 74, you cannot but experience certain discomfort associated with ageing, except you are specially favoured by God. From 50, your muscles, bones and system have started a gradual process of declining performance. You may not notice it initially but he is there. We need to empathize with this president and pray for him for divine healing and restoration.”,he said.
Meanwhile the ten years, anniversary of WBF coincides with the 70th birthday anniversary of Badejo. While highlighting some of the achievements of WBF in the last ten years,the former Foursquare Church head said WBF has so far supported no fewer than 235 indigent students in public higher institutions under its Education/Scholarship Programme and that it has also assisted with funds several others to register for the GCE, SSCE, WAEC, NECO as well as the UTME. He said the Foundation has also acheived a lot under its Skill/Vocational Training Programme and the Community Develoment . Badejo said the Foundation is willing to do more but due to inadeguate funds. For instance WBF still needs additional N2.9 million to complete the work on the classroom block it is doing at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, in Abatan village in Obafemi-Owode LGA, Ogun State. He however condemned the high rate of poverty in the country blaming it on leadership failure, corruption among others.
Meanwhile for the anniversary, the Foundation will be holding a discourse on Thursday, July 6, at Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA,and it will feature Professor Ogundipe, deputy vice chancellor, Academic and Research, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN as lead speakers .Follow Us on Social Media