Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa OoniAdeyeyeEnitanBabatundeOgunwusi Ojaja II has a message for wealthy Nigerians to usher in the new year and it is to encourage those who have to be more affectionate to the needy in the society.
Admonishing the rich, he explained that all the money in the world means nothing to God if that money is not used to take care of the poor – by so doing, we honour God.
“Vanity upon vanity! You become very rich and you can’t care for the poor, vanity upon vanity! You become so influential in the society and you can’t bow to God Almighty, vanity upon vanity!
We die every day. The moment you go asleep, you don’t remember all what you think you have that pushes you to be so arrogant to God and callous to your fellow human beings until you wake up the next morning. This is exactly what happens when you finally die and God can take your life anytime. Vanity upon vanity!
As we begin this New Year I implore all to care for the needy because your wealth means nothing to God if it is not for the benefit of the poor. Always remember you were not born with wealth and you will not leave this world with it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!”