Cleric, Prophet Olu Aro condemns killings in Ekiti, calls for peace

A Christian cleric, Prophet Sam Olu Aro, has condemned the recent killings in Ekiti State as “barbaric” and “ungodly”.

Alo expressed shock and sadness over the senseless killing of innocent lives in the state.

It would be recalled that a popular Point of Sale (POS) operator identified as Alpha Taofeek was killed in front of his shop opposite the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), while gunmen stormed the popular Bisi market and killed a pushcart vendor selling rice.

On Tuesday this week, gunmen on motorcycles shot dead a ticket clerk of Okada Riders, Omoyajowo Samuel, in the Okesa area of ​​Ado-Ekiti State.

But the personal assistant to the Planter, Christ Apostolic Church, CAC, Adamimogo, Grace of Mercy Prayer Mountain, Aro, Deji Ogunbusuyi, in a statement, called on government and security agencies to act immediately to arrest and bring to justice the perpetrators.

He noted that the killings were a stark reminder of the evil that has plagued the society and the need for spiritual intervention, urging the people of Ekiti State to not engage in arbitrary enforcement of the law but to go before God in prayer and fasting to avert further bloodshed and mayhem in the land.

He commiserated with the families of the victims and prayed that God would give them the strength to bear the loss, and called on the state government to take concrete steps to address the root causes of the violence and ensure safety of lives and property in the state.

On the trade unions' demand for a new minimum wage, the pastor said: “It would be fine if their demand was lower electricity tariff, lower prices of goods and services, lower prices of foodstuffs and so on, but if they pay half a million naira as minimum wage, the bricklayer's daily rate will go up, the mechanic's income will increase, the paper seller in the market will also earn more.”

“I have been praying, how will those in the private sector pay the minimum wage? Let us all come together in a solemn rally, if we come together and say that we should demand change in Nigeria, that the prices of goods and services should come down, then the countries around will know that we are fighting for good.”

“It's good that we're fighting, but the outcome is dangerous. If the government is pushed to a certain stage, they will be forced to cut corners.”

“Even if the government approves the 200,000 naira minimum wage, hardships will increase and Nigeria will be worse off than before.”

“How much can you buy with minimum wage? I pray that God will raise good human rights activists who will lead us to the right path. May Nigeria be at peace. I love my country, my region, my state, Ekiti.


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