Warri (Delta) – Pastor William Kumuyi, General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, has advocated for dialogue to resolve the crisis in the Niger Delta region.
He made the call on Monday while speaking with newsmen in Warri.
The clergyman, who visited Warri for a one-day programme tagged, “Following a Life Transforming Example,” said the situation in the volatile oil rich region should not be a “win-win affairs.’’
The programme was organised by the Deeper Life Bible Church at the Warri township stadium.
Kumuyi said: “the solution to the crisis in the Niger Delta is dialogue.
“Stakeholders should reason together and see a way forward instead of accusing each other.
“What we are interested in is how to solve the problem; what are the expectations of both sides so that we can move forward,’’ he said.
Kumuyi said that the administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari, had not done badly, adding that one year in office was not enough to evaluate the success of any government.
“President Buhari has another three years in office; sometimes it depends on somebody’s approach, so let us not build the evaluation on his one year in office,’’ he said.
He said that the general comment that the nation’s economy was sliding was borne out of the high expectations of the people to see their country move from its present position.
“Nigerians believe we could have achieved something better than where we are presently as a country,” he said.
The clergyman however said he was hopeful that with prayers and perseverance, things would improve in the shortest period.
“I do hope we are not going to remain in our present position; we want to move forward as a nation and that is what people are saying.
“I join our people to say the economy is sliding, but I know that our country is going to move forward from where we are now with prayers and with us being responsible,’’ he said.