Thursday, 20 March 2014

I’ll donate confab money to charity –Bakare

                                Tunde-Bakare

Radical pastor and one of the delegates representing Ogun State in the ongoing National Conference, Tunde Bakare, has revealed that he will donate his own share of the allowances and stipends from the conference to charity.

Bakare, who spoke to Daily Sun in an exclusive interview, said he does not need the money, insisting that he is not in Abuja to for the money, but to render his services look to the country.
“I do not need the money they are paying. I am here to render my service to the country. If it becomes very important, I will give the money to charity,” Bakare revealed.
The pastor expressed optimism that Nigerians will align and accept the outcome of the resolutions that will emerge from the conference.

“What we expect is in line with the opening comment of Mr. President. We will all work together to build a Nigeria everyone will be proud of,” he said.
Bakare also vowed that he would not forsake the country, come rain or shine. He said he would stay and fix the problems of the country, stating: “No retreat, no surrender.”
According to him, “I am not going to walk out, no matter what. I am going to stay here and fix the problems. In war, no retreat, no surrender.

“I am certain that the outcome of the conference will be accepted by every Nigerian. I do not want to reveal what I have in my arsenal right now, so that we do not start unnecessary debates in the minds of people. We should wait and see.”

Similarly, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ayo Oritsejafor has said yesterday that the outcome of the National Conference will usher in peace and stability.
Oritsejafor, who spoke in Abuja during the National Consultation organised by the Think-Nigeria Christian-Muslim Movement, which had in attendance Muslims and Christian faithful, said: “I wish, at this juncture, to express my happiness on the ongoing National Conference, which Mr. President inaugurated on Monday. We are all pursuing justice, equity, love and understanding, which will ultimately usher in lasting peace in Nigeria.
“As we have kept faith with this conference, it shows that we have resolved to stay united and patient, for it is patience and steady focus that make the final difference between those who succeed or fail in what they set out to do. We love Nigeria and so shall continue to think Nigeria.”

Keynote speaker at the interactive forum, Professor Mohammed Al-Amin, said Nigeria is a sick country and needs the help of everyone to put the country back on the path of growth.
Al-Amin said: “The infrastructure in this country is collapsing. We need men of God and integrity to push the country back to its days of glory. If we do not do that, the crisis and annihilation facing this country are enormous. There is something wrong with the psyche of Nigerians. Religion has become an agent of wickedness and division instead of unity and love.
“Most of the people in the National Assembly did not get there based on merit. Many of them did not get there through the right means. It is a country that has a brain damage that can afford to do this.

“The resources of this country are enormous. They reside in the hands of a few people. Let us use whatever mechanism we have to ensure that the resources of this country are shared equitably

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