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Your mates are stranded abroad – Bishop Oyedepo warns youths against ‘japa’

Founder of the Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo has cautioned youths against the rush to leave Nigeria for greener pastures known as ‘japa’ syndrome.

He issued the warning on Saturday, January 7th while advising government to invest massively in citizens to restore the lost glory of Nigeria.

According to NAN, Oyedepo said human capital development remains the most viable stock of any nation.

The pastor also urged government to take education funding seriously because it is the bedrock of sustainable national development.

Oyedepo further said that an enabling environment for young Nigerians would reduce the number of citizens leaving the country.

He also warned about the dangers of being in a strange land, noting that many youths are stranded in foreign countries but cannot return because of shame.

The cleric added; “Parents need to reorientate their children. We all need to stay in Nigeria to rebuild. Everyone has a part to play in the recovery of his nation”.

Meanwhile, Pastor Enoch Adeboye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG) says God has not spoken to him about the candidate that will win 2023 presidential election.

Adeboye made the statement on Saturday, during January’s Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption City, Ogun State.

The revered clergyman therefore urged Nigerians to get their Permanent Voter Cards, (PVCs), and prepare to ‘vote as your spirit leads’ in February.

He added that when God finally speaks, he might not tell Nigerians who He says would become Nigeria’s next president.

“You may be saying the election is next month and he has not spoken until now. I advise that you get your PVCs ready.

“If He doesn’t speak before the elections, then be ready to vote as your spirit leads. If He tells me, well, I may tell you or I may not,” Adeboye said.