A clergyman and Senior Pastor at the Shepherd House International church, Rev. Joshua Talena, Sunday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to take critics of his administration as enemies, stressing that the president should rather make critical amendments that will improve the country.
He admonished president not to attack such people but learn from them in order to become better.
Talena, who spoke during the service to celebrate media practitioners in Abuja added that Mr. President should stop seeing critics as enemies but humble himself to receive divine solutions to the country’s problems.
Criticism according to him is meant to help leaders become better and find solutions.
He said, ”The leadership of Nigeria is not humble to seek solution,they are not accessible for advice. Most times, my enemies give me more of the information I need to become better. So my advice to the president is not to attack people who criticise your policies, learn from your critics to become better. By so doing, we will get out of the recession.”
“The leadership of Nigeria must be humble before the nation can have a turnaround adding that the leaders must have a heart of God and make themselves available to God,” he said
Talena praised Nigerian media but said it must do more in holding the leaders accountable. He called on all Christians in the media to seek divine guidance in order to flourish in the recession.
He said: ”There has always been famine in the bible but people have been able to come out through divine guidance, I am asking all media practitioners to ask God for idea and innovation and through that we will soon come out of the recession.”
He said if the media had done more in holding leaders to their words, Nigeria will not be in recession.
“The media should stand for the truth no matter the pressure, the government spent $16b on electricity, we didn’t hold them accountable, media should change tactics and come out with a system that will change this nation.”
On the Change Beings from me initiative of the Federal Government, he said there is a lot of corruption in the system but the change in individuals is the most important factor in bringing out the change promised by the government.