A former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has called on Churches to sell the private jets of their wealthy pastors and use the money to carter for the needy in their communities, as a means to fight the urge of many to kill themselves.
Omokri might be reacting to series of recent reports in which Nigerians attempt to kill themselves ostensibly over the economic hardship in the country. Recall that a doctor had jumped into the lagoon at Third Mainland Bridge last week. This was followed by another case of two women who were rescued from jumping into the Lagoon by the Lagos State Police Command.
He noted that the government may succeed in policing the Lagos lagoon, but he wondered what happens to several unreported cases of people killing themselves in the villages.
In a post he shared on his Instagram page, Omokri wrote, “Never in the history of Nigeria has s**cide been so widespread.
“There is so much despair in the Land. We need police presence around the Lagoon in Lagos. But my thinking is even if we police the Lagoon, how many s**cide go unreported in villages across Nigeria? “This is not PDP or APC. If doctors and business men and women are being moved to su*cide, what about the increasing number of unemployed? “I call on churches to shift focus from miracles and financial breakthroughs to extending love to the broken, abandoned, lonely and unemployed in their communities.
“Sell your founders private planes and ues the money to feed thousands as Jesus fed thousands,” he wrote.
Source – The Sun