Bishop David Oyedepo

By Hammed Shittu

The founder of Living Faith Church, otherwise known as Winners Chapel, and Chancellor of Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara state, Bishop David Oyedepo, has identified the current economic challenges facing the country to systemic failure on the part of the operators of the economy.

Speaking in Omu-Aran during the founder’s day ‎ of the university held at the campus of the institution on Tuesday, he, however, exempted the political class from the perceived current economic problems in the country.

According to him, “Our problem is a systemic problem, not political or leadership problem, and we must find solutions to it. Nigeria will not go down the drain; we will proffer solutions to it.”

Oyedepo, who called on the present government to be more sensitive to issues that affect the ordinary people, lamented that things had not been working well.

He said, “Where we are today is not where we should be. The effect of the forex has a lot to do with small scale industries and that is where the bulk of Nigeria employment is.

” Anybody can make mistakes but if people in the authority are not sensitive to the cry of the people, we would keep making more mistakes. My understanding is that it is never late to be right. If a decision is made and we discovered it is not right we should do an informed review.

“What am saying is that things have not been working and we are all aware of it. There is no point pointing accusing finger. Each individual in the country also have a lot to play to recover the dignity of our nation. “