Popular Nigerian Pastor, founder of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Chris Omashola, has decried the growing hunger in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Omashola in a statement on Thursday called on Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Mike Adenuga, Rabi Abubakar, AbdulSamad Rabiu, Folorunsho Alakija, Emeka Okonkwo (E-money) and others to rise up by donating against the menace.
The cleric predicted that hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable children could be exposed to a dangerous mix of extreme poverty, malnutrition and hunger as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19 and more fiercely, the national Lockdown.
According to him, he has chosen charitable initiatives above flamboyant lifestyle to ease the plight of less privileged Nigerians.
“After this life, the only thing we would be remembered for is the impact we made on other people. We only live once, and if God has blessed us, assisting those that need it the most should be our utmost desire.”
The cleric stressed that there is no point in preaching the gospel of hope and peace to hungry people, adding that, “I am not a billionaire yet and I must not be one before I lift others. Besides, knowing well that one have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you, I must confess that I am much more passionate about ending hunger and poverty in this country and it is on this note that I call most of our billionaires to join me in this dire time.”
To him, the burning passion for alleviation of hardship, in the COVID-19 lockdown period, is hard to ignore.
Speaking further, he said, ”I believe in doing the little that I can to support the needy and not the greedy. I sincerely want to do more for these people. Nigerians have flooded my social media accounts with bank account numbers. We must do more,” he said.