Samson Benjamin, the General Overseer of the Resurrection Praise Ministry and Archbishop protested on Sunday in Lagos against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Benjamin, who is known as Jehovah Sharp Sharp, carried a coffin on his head as he marched through the streets of FESTAC. The Archbishop, who said God asked him to do so, went around and said God wasn’t happy with the government and the state of the nation. He said that his action was the outcome of “a spiritual journey of more than one year”.
He said, “From the 15th of September 2019 up until this moment, I have not eaten food cooked by fire or any pleasant food, I have been seeking the face of God over this great country.”
Last week, I had a mortal vacation, which was a solitary confinement where I didn’t talk to any human to be with the cabinet of the trinity, I didn’t see the sun, moon, clouds. What you are seeing me do here right now is what the Prophets of Old would do. God will ask them to carry a symbol when he wants to pass a message to the leaders of the nation.”
He said to me ‘Go and carry a coffin on your head, it is not furniture or anything for interior decoration, it is good for nothing, it is at the end of the life of a man that he is put into a coffin.”
Benjamin quoted the message he claimed he heard from God: “Tell the leaders that they have intentionally depleted the common resources that belong to this great country and have brought hardship on the citizens, I am not happy with it.”
The clergyman stressed that the way forward for Nigeria is that those in power need to sit and decide if the country should stay together or not.