Deputy Senior Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, Lagos and convener of the just concluded Women of Destiny Conference, Pastor (Mrs) Nike Adeyemi has charged Nigerian women to speak out against the ills of the nation starting from their families.
Speaking at the 3-day annual conference with a theme; ‘God’s Change Agents’, Mrs. Adeyemi argued that women are divinely positioned to get the attention of those in power to do the appropriate things for the benefit of the masses.
On the role of women in nation building, Adeyemi averred that women can approach God on their knees praying to God, “we can get the attention of those in power to do the right things.”
According to her, “women can lead change in the community beginning from their home fronts. We must constantly pray for our leaders in position of authority no matter what the issues are.”
She also encouraged Nigerian women to take elective positions. “I encourage women to do whatever their hearts stir them to do. It could be politics or not but go for it after consulting God. Let us not put ceiling on women.
“If any woman feels inclined politically, the rest of us should give her support and ensure she wins. The changes she will cause in political office will be enjoyed by all including men,” Mrs. Adeyemi stated.
“We want to see women acting on behalf of God who is the author of Change. Women, who will step out there to effect good changes, make positive differences in the family, community and the nation. After this conference, we believe women will live their lives with God’s purposes, not just living ordinary but living God’s way,” Adeyemi explained.
Commenting on the Chibok girls, Pastor Nike Adeyemi urged their parents not to lose hope while admonishing the incom-ing government to “deploy the right military strategies in finding those girls. We believe in the change slogan of the incoming administration and hope such will reflect in the lives of many Nigerians as soon as possible”.
According to the deputy senior pastor, the theme of this year’s programme was divinely inspired to make every woman a change agent of the family, community and the nation at large.
A participant at the conference, Mrs. Adigun Adeyosola shared her experience thus: “I have been attending this confer-ence since it started some six years ago. I must confess this year’s edition was awesome, powerful and glorious. I have been blessed beyond measure. I am inspired to write, create a new product or services, expand a long time idea, and develop a thought that will promote my business and home front.”