You may have heard of the world poverty report released recently. Nigeria overtook India as the world’s poverty capital.

But the the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye does not entirely agree with the report.

Adeboye agrees there is so much poverty in Nigeria, but he insists that even the West where the report is coming from also has huge number of people living in abject poverty.

Meanwhile, the cleric said the report should propel Nigerian leaders to do more in the fight against corruption and fighting poverty.

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According to a statement, Adeboye was said to have stated this recently in Lagos at a special prayer and thanksgiving service for men, organised by the RCCG National Headquarters, Throne of Grace Parish.

At the programme tagged, “Dominion over the mighty,” Adeboye maintained that western countries also had the “poorest of the poor” among them but oftentimes were under-reported.

“You will move round some so-called developed countries and one will be shocked by the level of poverty that the people are experiencing,” he said.

Adeboye, who spoke through his Assistant General Overseer, Personnel and Administration, Pastor Johnson Odesola, asked, “Who is doing the categorisation of developed countries and some underdeveloped countries. It is the opinion of the few people whose facts can be contested.

“When they talk, they talk about the things that favour them and they want us to continue in the trajectory that our system is failing so that they will continue to benefit from our failures.”

Still, he urged the government at all levels to use the report as an opportunity to double their fight against the scourge of poverty and inequality ravaging our country.