Reno Omokri, a former presidential aide, has asked Nigerian pastors to stop calling for prayers for the country every time.
Omokri, in a Facebook post on Friday, lamented that citizens have been “prayer for 100 years” and nothing has changed for the good.
The writer said the country prays more than Luxemburg which he described as the richest country on earth.
“I am beginning to lose patience with pastors who are calling for more prayers for Nigeria. We have been praying for 100 years. We pray more than Luxembourg, the richest country on Earth. Yes, we should pray. But Nigeria needs more work”, he wrote.
While stressing that Nigeria needs to work smart and not pray hard, he stated that churches should not be full on week days when people should be working.
“Smart work! Our continent has the largest church auditoria on Earth. This won’t be a problem if they are only full on one day! But how can churches be full on a week day? Even Christ Himself did not go to Synagogue every day. God only asked for a day (the Sabbath),” he added.
“Other days are devoted to WORK! God said “Six days you shall work”-Exodus 34:21. Work, not prayer, is the source of genuine wealth! No matter how religious a people are, they cant progress by replacing work with prayer. If God blesses prayer without work, then He will Himself be breaking His Word.”