Subsidy: Kwara cleric urges religious leaders to empower members
A Senior Pastor of Christ Life Church, Ilorin, Kwara State, OlorunLeke Matthew has called on religious leaders to assist their members in order to mitigate the effect of fuel subsidy removal on them.
The cleric made this call on Saturday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, noting that religious leaders must give out to their members in terms of food and money to help sustain the current situation.
Mathew stated further that this is not the time to seek their support for the ongoing projects in the church or mosque but rather to support and empower the needy to survive the harsh economic situation.
“Religious leaders must understand they need to give out at this time to help sustain the situation. Give in whatever way you can to relieve your followers.
“Don’t just seek their support on projects. Nothing is small to give out be it food, money or anything you feel can relieve them to survive the hardship.
“When you give, God will bless you in multiple folds. Make them happy through giving,” he advised.
The cleric also urged individuals in the society to show love and support the less privileged in society.
He also advised citizens to endure and not allow the situation to influence them to take to crime.