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Kingdom Men In Search Of The Ultimate Change Agents

Posted: Sep 20, 2015 at 12:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikeme Omenazu Lagos

It was a cool Saturday morning on September 12, 2015. As early as, men from all walks of life were already converging at the Sweet Sensation venue of the Kingdom Men’s Breakfast Roundtable, which held in Ikeja GRA, Lagos. The theme was “Man: The Ultimate Change Agent”. Coming at a time the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is leading a move to sanitise and restore the nation through his Change mantra, the Roundtable, featuring the Lagos State Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and former state Chairman of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, as a keynote speaker, drew a large number of ministers of the gospel as well as several women of God.

Pastor Remi Akano (left) speaking at the event. Listening are Apostle Alexander Bamgbose (middle) and Pastor Dannis Onuegbu

Pastor Remi Akano (left) speaking at the event. Listening are Apostle Alexander Bamgbose (middle) and Pastor Dannis Onuegbu

The event kicked off with an opener by the Moderator, Popoola Adams, who described himself as a Music Minister. He lamented that although government at the states and federal levels have ministries for youths and women affairs,
there is none for the men. This, he said, is because men do not think that they need help. Dwelling on the theme of the summit, “Men: The Ultimate Change Agent”, Adams stressed: “There is Change in the air. One man that is driving the change is the President, Muhammadu Buhari. There is the tendency for people to focus on him. But the real person that is driving the change is God.”

The Anchor of the Roundtable, Dennis Onwuegbu, a Pastor and Journalist, in his brief introductory statement, maintained that the event was meant for men to interact among themselves and discuss issues and things concerning them. Then it was the turn of the Chief Vision Steward of Kingdom Men, veteran journalist and Pastor, Remi Akano, to speak.

According to him, the time has come for the discovery of the real manhood, even as he maintained that right from the days of Adam, men have been the root of every problem of mankind. He lamented that while churches, like the government, pay attention to issues concerning the youths and women, they hardly focus on men except when they want to raise funds for projects. Akano maintained that men have to rediscover their manhood, positing that rather than that leading to the suppression of the women, it will lead to freedom for them.

“When men rediscover and manifest real manhood, women will be liberated, he said. “Look at the National Assembly,” he continued, “It is men that are causing the problems there. It is the men that are working against President Buhari’s change project. It is men that father the children in Motherless Babies Homes. Most churches are not aware of the special needs of men; they assemble them mostly for funds-raising purposes. Pulpits have no time to discuss issues concerning men.”

Explaining the essence of Kingdom Men (KMEN), he assured pastors that the ministry is not a church and does not plan to become one. It is a kingdom institution
established to serve men, the church and the nation, emphasising that for the much needed change to happen, men have to change. On his own, the CAN boss, Apostle Bamgbola, recalled that the first problem given to God was through man, adding that man chose not to be what God created him to be. He stressed that “God’s desire was that man should be the Ultimate Change Agent.”

Bamgbola, a former banker, stressed that “If men know who they are, the world will not be the way it is. God created man to be His change agent. There is nothing more important to God than man. Man is created to be peculiar.” Turning to Buhari, Bamgbola disclosed that one of the happiest days in his life was when Buhari as a military officer, took over the reins of governance.

He said he kept on thanking Buhari as several corrupt people were put in detention and jailed. He maintained that on Buhari’s second coming, he has been praying that God will strengthen the president
the more. Bamgbola stated: “After several years of prayers, there is still not a Christian who can rule Nigeria. God used Nebuchadnezzar. He used King Cyrus who He called His servant. Men are still the change agents, but the Ultimate Change Agent is a godly man.  “God gave mankind the role of being fruitful. The ingredients of change have been deposited in men.

When God wants to deal with a nation, He gives them a woman or a child. If He cannot find a man, He will choose a woman.” According to Bamgbola, when men become peculiar, they become holy nation, they become God’s Ultimate Change Agents.” He maintained that not minding the huge deposit of oil in Nigeria, “not minding the huge amount of the nation’s wealth so far siphoned by corrupt leaders, God is yet to release the wealth of the nation.”

Before he sat down, the CAN boss came out with a stunner. “I was a wizard before I became Born Again. At the 11th level, I was not feeling the power. The late… (a monarch) was there. They made me a witch even though I was a man. People think that it is only women that are witches. They put thousands of incisions on my head.
“When I became Born Again, three full pick-ups were packed full of juju from my house and thrown to the ocean. I had cars; I had connections. In those days, before the military embarked on coups, they lobbied me to become a governor. I can openly say all these now.
“But I was not a Change Agent then. When I became Born Again, I became a Change Agent. If one becomes a Change Agent, give him position, give him money, he will not disappoint.” Another edition of Men’s Breakfast Roundtable has been scheduled for Sweet Sensation Restaurant, Bode
Thomas Street, Surulere on Saturday, November 14.