The Senior Pastor of Citadel Global Community Church Pastor Tunde Bakare has said that Nigeria needs “Joseph-type leaders” at this time.
Pastor Tunde Bakare said this statement when he was giving a lecture, on Tuesday evening, at an event put together to celebrate the 80th birthday of Professor Akinjide Osuntokun, an emeritus professor of History and former Ambassador of Nigeria to Germany.
The lecture was titled: ‘The cutting edge philosophy of governance and the new Nigeria,” Pastor Tunde Bakare alluded to the Biblical story of Joseph, who, he said, “rose through adversity to become the leader of the most powerful nation in the world at the time and deployed the cutting-edge philosophy of governance to rescue not just one country, but the entire world from a global economic crisis.”
He said Joseph used unique capacity to interpret dreams and give solutions to complicated issues to help Pharaoh, king of Egypt, to “unravel an enigmatic economic forecast that came to Pharaoh in the form of a dream.”
He said this action promoted Joseph to becoming the “prime minister” of Egypt who was in charge of the country’s economic management.
The lawyer-turned-cleric said the dreams interpreted by Joseph were a “predictive model of a boom and burst cycle characterised by seven years of economic surplus to be replaced by seven years famine.”
The 2023 presidential aspirant said Joseph “enacted notable fiscal and monetary policies in both the boom and burst periods.”
Bakare said the governance model of Joseph preserved Egypt during global recession and made the country the greatest economic power of that age. This is, according to the clergy is how Nigeria can achieve Joseph-type leaders.