NIGERIANS MUST LEARN TO VOTE FOR COMPETENCY NOT TRIBAL OR RELIGIOUS AFFILATION – ABEL DAMINA

In this interview,  Dr. Abel Damina, the President and Founder of PowerCity Int’l speaks on the way of the world, how Christianity has impacted in his life and also why Nigerians must  not vote according to their tribal leaning ,  he advised Nigerians to vote competency and qualified candidates. As  an author of books, the CEO of Kingdom Life Network TV, talks about his ministry . Emmanuel Clement captures this in this exclusive interview.

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Can I meet you sir?

Abel Damina is my name, am a pastor, I preached the gospel of Christ, married to my wife Rachael Damina and we have 3 daughters namely, Jemima, Jesimiel and Jeiel,  called the triple J Plus Singing, they have a music ministry and they are also into Movie.

 

Before the ministry what have you been doing?

I have always been in the ministry, born into a Pastor’s home, I went to school from Pastor’s home, I started ministry from school.

 

How long has your ministry been?

Power City Int’l has been on since 1993 till date, we held the first service in the hall of the Old Apex Cinema Hall, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, but I have been in the ministry longer than that.

 

How did you come about the name of your ministry?

The scripture tells us that the kingdom of God is in power, I always knew that everything about God has to do with His power to save, healed and delivered, that is how we come about the name of our ministry Power City Int’l.

 

How did you realize your calling into the ministry?

I usually say to people that I actually didn’t hear a voice, nor see a light or see a vision, I just grew into knowing Christ and my desire to make people know Christ got me to start preaching the message of Christ, and from there I got into ministry, it wasn’t planned, I just go into ministry and I have been a blessing to people all over the world.

How did you receive Christ and what prompt your salvation?

I heard the message of the Good news that Christ loves me and he died for me, was buried on the third day he rose to justified me from sin which I didn’t have solution for, I believe that message and I got it.

 

Have you ever thought of backsliding from the faith?

I have not backslidden because believers in Christ don’t backslide, but sometime you can get overwhelmed especially when things are not working for you the way you want them. But since I have been into the ministry I only got frustrated because what was called the gospel as at that time did not sound like a gospel to me, I got fed up with it and I began to seek God to find out what the problem was and the lord opened my eyes to see what the true gospel of Jesus is. The gospel of Christ is what Christ has done on the death, buried and the resurrection for mankind. He died on our behalf to offer up his life and when I understand this very well in details I cannot explain right now, it reshape and re-design the faith of my ministry, since then it has been exciting as I travelled all over the world preaching Christ, making Jesus known and revealing the mystery of the gospel of Christ to humanity. Testimonies from everywhere on how the power of God has changed people’s lives through the teaching of his word.

 

What is the core focus of Powercity Int’l?

To re-introduce Jesus to this generation, equipping believers to know who they are in Christ, what they have in Christ and what Christ handles through them. The greatest problem of mankind is identity Christ.

When you don’t know who you are then you don’t know what you have and when you don’t know what you have you don’t know what you can do and once you don’t know who you are, you will become a victim of identity Christ. Identity Christ is what produces jealousy, envy, competition, wickedness, selfishness, etc, all this are the attributes of what I called Toxic Emotion. You become a man of toxic emotion when you suffer from identity Christ.And that is what the revelation of Jesus cures through the gospel.

 

Apart from the work of God, what else do you do?

I am an author of books, I have written lots of books also I own a TV called “Kingdom Life Network TV” – it’s a Christian Satellite TV Channel covering Africa, Canada, North America and part of Europe. Also the president of International Charismatic Minister Association (ICMF), a body that provides covering and ministerial resources for ministers of the gospel globally. I also host Daily TV and Radio Programs, Righteous Invasion of Truth (R.I.O.T) through which millions are been transformed across the world. I am the current National Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Youth Wing.

 

You  just rounded up a program called The Revelation Of Jesus, can you tell us about it?

It’s a Word conference 2018, hosted by our Lagos campuses. The purpose of this program is to unveil the person of Jesus from the scriptures. I taught about Revelation that God reveals things by revelation, there are no things of God that has not been reveal yet. The Old Testament is Jesus Conceived while the New Testament is Jesus revealed. I also talked about knowledge, that the Holy spirit did not come to give us Power but knowledge, that the believers does not have power problem nor any kind of problem but the greatest problem of believers is knowledge. The believers does not need anything, the believers has everything. The programs was so enlighten, interacting and educating. It was held at Our Place Event Centre, Ikeja. Our Lagos campus can be located at TFC (upstairs) Caterpillar B/Stop, 44a, Ijaiye Road, Ogba Lagos. 08088834866.

What inspires you to this program?

It’s my branch in Lagos; we called our branch campuses and since when the campuses started I have not been here. People who followed me up on TV and social media love what I was preaching, came together and started campuses without me been there. So, it’s my first time of coming to meet a number of them, preaching and answering their questions, get to know them and get to know me.

 

How do you sustain the program?

All the member of the campuses came together, put money together to organize this program and invited me. Courtesy of Pastor Gospel Johnson, the coordinate of Powercity in Lagos and the whole of south west.

 

 

Politically speaking, how would you access the performance of Mr. President?

 

It’s a bit difficult for me to access his performance, the reason is, if you are not wearing a shoe, you can’t tell how the shoe feels. What I know is that we need leaders in this country and not one leader, leaders who are for trite, who have the vision and who are sincere to bring dividends of democracy that cut across for everybody to benefit.

 

Can Nigeria still be better?

Yes, it will be better, like I said we need leaders who are ready and willing to take the benefit of democracy and provide leadership also have a program for a common man so everybody will be able to benefit.

 

What is the way forward to this country?

We need good leaders who are visionary, selfless and committed to the vision of this country as a nation, who will be willing to sacrifice so that Nigeria will become what they ought to be but firstly we must have a national vision that gives us direction of where everybody is going to. The bible says ‘where there is no vision the people perish’. So vision is Key and Leadership is what will make the vision become a reality.

If you are in the position to talk to the president, what advice would you give him?

I will tell him that so many Nigerians are going through so much; he should look into his program again and see how to make life easy and better again. He might be trying his best to ensure that things change but he must make it to translate or cascade down so that Nigerians can feel it

Do you have any words for Nigerians particularly or leaders at this time?

It is people that determine who good government is and I will advise Nigerians to get their PVC and vote in line with their conscience. They shouldn’t vote according to tribal or religious lines. Nigerians must start voting based on competency not  sentimentality.

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