Monday, 15 January 2018
Trump was right on “shithole countries” – Pastor Polycarp Ugwu
Trump reportedly used the words, “shithole countries” to describe Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in response to plans by the U.S lawmakers to restore protection for immigrants from those places.
The clergyman, who said there was nothing wrong with Trump’s remark, disclosed this while preaching on the theme, ‘Wisdom for enlargement,’ at a church service in Enugu on Sunday.
Ugwu said, “Donald Trump is the only leader who can tell African leaders the bitter truth as he does not care about political correctness.
“Trump has told us the truth and instead of crying over it or telling him to apologise, we should look at ourselves and tell ourselves the truth.”
“Are we not worse than Trump’s assessment?,” he queried.
“When God talked about a land flowing with milk and honey, I think he was referring to Nigeria. This is because in this nation, we have resources in abundance but what have our leaders done with these things?
“Look at Britain, Dubai and Singapore and others that have nothing and see how backward we are as a nation.
“Do you know the amount of mineral deposits in Ebonyi, Enugu, North Central and all over Nigeria? Everybody wants to escape to the U.S. and other nations because our own nation is truly a shithole country.
“We have wasted what we have; we have wasted our resources because we don’t plan.”
The pastor, however, urged Christians to “avoid the life of waste” by appreciating and making optimal use of what God had given to them instead of complaining about what they did not have.