By Onome Oghenetega
A religious group, the Christian Movement for Transformation of the Nigerian System of Government to Biblical Theocracy, has advocated that the country’s name be changed from Nigeria to the Sovereign Theocratic State of Saints (STSS), to end insecurity and other criminality plaguing the nation.
Leader of the group, Ifeanyichukwu Kelvin Lawrence, made the call at a press conference in Warri, Delta State, assuring that God will stop Boko Haram insurgence, banditry, herdsmen killings, kidnappings among other security challenges facing Nigeria.
He posited that adoption of a new name and abolition of the 1999 constitution, as well as replacement with a divine based one, will help usher the desired changes in the country.
He presented what he described as the roadmap to the transformation of the Nigerian system of government to Biblical Theocracy.
Expressing hope for a new Nigeria in the nearest future, he stressed that there will be no peace, unless the “authorities handle the agitations from the various stakeholders with utmost care”.
The group’s leader asserted that divine revelations have already unveiled that “by the time the nation is transformed, the security issues will be a thing of the past.
“$1.2 trillion that have been stolen from 1960 till date will be recovered by way of plague upon as many that have stolen from our nation and against their entire family that enjoyed the wealth, until they make public confession of the crime and full restitution of the value of what they stole and add to it five percent of the value in a live televised Messiah Committee of Truth and Reconciliation (MCTR) Public hearing of the crime,” he said.
Lawrence further listed some of the group’s objectives with regards to eliminating poverty from Nigeria “by way of investment of 1.2 trillion US dollars into our economy by way of stock for the development of three modern cities of six million residents on a 620,000 hectares of forest land area in each region of the province of the country…”
He called for the proscription of idolatrous religious cultural practices in the country and called for the unification of existing church denominations into one entity under State control with installation of a National High Priest, selected through a divine proclamation.
The group urged the federal government to fight against money ritual crimes “with an iron broom through government seizure of illegal wealth and death penalty passed on the offended through a transparent court process”.