The Nigerian Government has commented on the proliferation of questionable prophecies being bandied around by clerics.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha on Tuesday condemned negative prophecies by some prophets in the country.
Mustapha, speaking in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said Nigeria needs genuine prophets to stand on its behalf and guide the nation on the path of righteousness.
According to him, the primary responsibility of a prophet is to give guidance, direction and correction to the nation and the church, not create fear in citizens.
According to the SGF, “A true prophet of God will be committed to speaking God’s truth. He or she will never contradict God’s revealed Word.
“We are living in a time in Nigeria where we need God’s power, when God’s purposes must be accomplished through “shaking” and protective prophecies.
Mustapha stated that some of them also addressed their words to foreign nations and they demonstrated the ministry of a Prophet to Nations.
He urged prophets in the country to come together and proffer direction and correction from God that would bring lasting solution to challenges facing the country.
This, he said, was better than predicting death to the citizens.