The founder of Salvation Ministries, Pastor David Ibiyeomie, has said that the laziness of Nigerians is to blame for their country’s economic woes.
In a Sunday sermon, Ibiyeomie claimed that Nigeria is one of the world’s laziest countries.
“Can I tell you why Nigeria is poor? It is one of the idlest nations on Earth. People don’t like work here; they just like money. Any where people don’t work, nothing will work.
“Work is the platform for covenant blessings. I was studying and I was shocked to see something in Revelation 3:8. Your work is the meeting place where God blesses you where no devil can shut your door.
“If you are not working, the doors will not be open. It is while you are working that you say, “God, no devil should stop me from prospering.” If you are not working, you cannot bind the devil,” he said.
According to Ibiyeomie, work is godly, saying the first thing God gave man is work.
”It is not wife God gave man first. Almighty God did not speak garden, He planted. To tell you that there is no shortcut. God Himself worked. God planted and told man to work to dress it.
”It was after work before wife came for man. So, no idle man should marry. It is against Scriptures. They don’t marry to work; you work to marry. Any man not working, don’t marry him. Any man carrying brief case – he is a contractor; tell him which contract are you doing?
“My friend, work! This is where many miss it. Many give but they don’t work. Work generates wealth. It is those who work that wealth comes to,” he added.
Ibiyeomie also said the reason why militants spent money anyhow was that they did not work.
”You know why militants spend money anyhow? They don’t work. The highest wasters are militants. These guys handle billions but because they didn’t work for it, they spend money anyhow.
”If you are rich, check anybody around you who is not working. You find out that the way he spends money even you will be angry; because he is not labouring for it,” he stated in a transcript by Church Gist.