Friday, 20 May 2016
"Tell Nigerians permanent solutions to the problem and not just asking the FG to revert back to our former problems and frustrations" Kayode Salako decries labour
Actress Foluke Daramola's husband, Olukayode Salako, who is the National Coordinator, Change Agents of Nigeria Network (CANN) has called on Labour leaders in the country to proffersolutions to the lingering crisis in the oil sector and the the nations economy rather than compounding it with strike action.
He was a host on radio Continental on Friday, May 20, 2016 with Hon. Abiru Rotimi, Chief Whip, Lagos State House of Assembly to discuss on the current labour crisis which entered the fourth day today.
Kayode said; " I believe, Labour, going on strike and calling out people to protest so that they can shut down the already comatose economy is not the solution to these problems. The solution is to find permanent solution to the problems in the oil industry once and for all. This issue of problems in the oil sector has been a recurring problems. It is always the headaches of every successive governments in Nigeria.
If the Labour is saying the Federal Government should revert back to the former price of 86 naira without their own realistic solution, then the problem of fuel scarcity and the petrol station madness would return. And Nigerians are tired of all these petrol station frustrations.
Obviously, Nigerians are not interested in any strike or protest around this precarious time. What they are interested in is the permanent solution to the problems.
I believe this is what we asked Buhari to go and do in Aso Rock as the President and this is what he is doing.
What I expect Labour to do is to tell Nigerians what they know is the permanent solutions to the problem and not just asking the FG to revert back to our former problems and frustrations.
Nigerians like me are tired of this incessant petrol scarcity madness.
I think most Nigerians prefer to go with the FG since it is a guarantee that the products would continue to be available..."
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. 1 Timothy 5:20
Read: 1 Timothy 5:17-21
17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
18 For the scripture saith, thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.
19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
Partiality is defined as a favourable bias or prejudice. It could also mean a special fondness, or preferential treatment. The Bible speaks against partiality as an abomination in the sight of God. Partiality is especially evil because it leads to divisions, intrigue, envy, hatred, and unhealthy competition among the people of God. It is also terrible, in that it places the poor and the weak at a disadvantage. In any organization or community where partiality is practiced, peace and unity will be a rare commodity. The book of James reveals that the poor have a very important place in the Church because of the leveling effect of the Christian gospel. Also the nature and make-up of the Church has no place for the social classifications and distinctions of the world. In fact, if a Christian body should give any consideration to these distinctions, it becomes, by fact, evil, and sides with the wealthy who persecute Christians.
From the account of Genesis, it was favouritism that fuelled the fire of contention between Joseph and his brothers. The Bible has much to say about the pitfalls of partiality. In the Old Testament, favouritism is usually associated with injustice and bribery. But it was James who condemned partiality most harshly. As a leader in the early church, James witnessed Christians showing preference for wealthy members over poor ones. In his letter, James asks his audience a rhetorical question: “My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favouritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ?” He said those who played favourites were like evil judges, and he condemned them for it: “But if you show partiality, you commit sin, and thus are convicted by the law as transgressors." His solution to the problem of partiality was simple. He issued the command: “Carry out the royal law according to the Scripture, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”
It’s clear, in both Testaments, that any expression of favouritism is wrong and likely to produce disastrous consequences. Jacob’s disproportionate love for Joseph alienated Joseph from his brothers and eventually led to his enslavement. Jacob’s partiality also led to his greatest heartache – the loss of his son.
Because respect of persons or partiality is used biblically in a negative sense, the Bible declares several times that God is never guilty of partiality. Paul clearly states in a universal context that God does not show partiality or respect of persons in His judgement of the works of individuals. God’s impartiality is made the basis for Paul’s command to Christian masters to treat their slaves fairly since there is no favouritism with God, their own great Master in heaven (Ephesians 6:9). Paul uses this attitude of God to encourage the Christian slave to serve his master wholeheartedly, since he will be repaid by his impartial God in heaven.
Father, please purge my heart and Your Church of all acts of partiality and favouritism in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Chronicles 10-12 and Proverbs 27:15-28:1
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When a rich man revealed his will before his death and leaves his children out entirely without any controversy then, you know the true meaning of richness with contentment.
Billionaire Mikhail Fridman, whose net worth is $13.3 billion according to Forbes, is to leave his children out of his will. The businessman said he wants his children to create something on their own.
He says giving a young person large amounts of money risks ruining his life. He also doesn’t want his children to participate in his Alfa Group business.
Fridman said he wants his children to follow his footsteps and create something of their own. Another reason for that is that he doesn’t want his elder daughter Laura, who is now 22, to become a focus of people with bad intentions.
The tycoon added that the same decision was made by his business partners. Fridman has four children. The youngest is 10 years old, the eldest is 22.
In 2016, Forbes Russia estimated Fridman’s wealth at $13.3 billion; he is ranked second among the richest Russians. He is the principal owner of Alfa Group, which includes Russia’s largest private commercial bank Alfa Bank, X5 Retail Group that has a chain of supermarkets in Russia, A1 TV Channel and the LetterOne investment holding.