by Isi Esene
Sam Adeyemi, the senior pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre has denied rumours that he owns a private jet. He said this, yesterday, during the annual Excellence in Leadership (ELC) conference organized by the church.
Adeyemi reportedly denied the rumours saying, “I do not own a private yet.”
“It is a rumour that has been there for sometimes, especially in the junk media. It is becoming a source of concern now that reputable magazines and newspapers are saying the same thing.
“I take it as a prayer and say amen but I won’t say more than that.”
Observers believe that several reports of pastors getting private jets as gifts goes a long way in fueling such rumours linking the Daystar pastor to the ownership of an airplane.
While speaking about Nigeria, the pastor said Nigeria can not make progress until it evolves a Nigerian dream. According to him, until that dream becomes a national identity, Nigeria is going nowhere.
“The whole of America has a clear vision, which they call the American dream.
“The question is: what is the Nigerian dream? It is when you define that dream that an average Nigerian knows how to fit in.
“Nigeria has no dream or clear-cut vision of what Nigeria will become in the future. There is none. Without that vision, we are not going anywhere.
“We need a vision, a Nigerian dream that all of us must tap into. Just tarring roads is not enough. We need a composite picture of the future of Nigeria.”