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Applicants, my foot! Gbenga Daniel’s Wife Make My Agbada For Years – Pastor Tunde Bakare … called for civil servants reform


Applicants, my foot! Gbenga Daniel’s Wife Make My Agbada For Years – Pastor Tunde Bakare  … called for civil servants reform

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church (CGCC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, has narrated how the wife of former Ogun State Governor, Yeye Olufunke Daniel, have been the creative force behind his native flowing gown (Agbada) for several years.

The lawyer turned cleric made this revelation while speaking on the importance of adopting what he termed the “Jewish Phenomenon.”

He lamented against the prevailing trend of job seekers prioritizing certificates over their inherent talents and natural gifts.

“I started wearing this cloth since the beginning of this church, and you think I just want to show you I have Agbada. Do you know the woman who sewed this for me? She graduated from the University of Ibadan, started this business several years ago, and I kept patronizing her.

“Her husband stepped into politics and became a two-term governor of Ogun State. She kept on with her business; she is still doing her business.

This is one of her outfits. She is Yeye Olufunke Daniel, a graduate who follows her passion and starts making these.

How much do you think she charges? Eat your certificate (Ebi a pa e); hunger would not spare you. Keep on seeking a job,” Bakare emphasized the success story of Yeye Funke Daniel.

Yeye Olufunke Daniel

He urged the congregation to reconsider their perspectives on career choices and the pursuit of personal talents.

The fiery pastor further pointed at some members of his congregation, including an Architecture graduate who transitioned to Aso-Oke crafting and a Pharmacy graduate, Yemi Ogedengbe, who found success in cooking.

Bakare, advocating for the diversification of skills beyond academic qualifications, illustrated the examples as the essence of “Jewish Phenomenon”. 

He further stressed the need for individuals to embrace alternate trades alongside their certificates, stating an insight to a future where job creation would require a blend of skills and entrepreneurship.

He bemoaned the prevalent job-seeking mentality, while encouraging people to unleash their talents for the benefit of themselves and others.

“The future does not belong to job seekers. It belongs to job creators and entrepreneurs. It belongs to people like my mother who did not go to school but made Adire cloth,” Bakare declared and underlined the importance of nurturing one’s talents for economic empowerment.

“You bury your talents and carry your certificate with the nickname ‘applicant.’ Applicants, my foot”, he fumed.

The problem was created by you because you are depriving others of the talents you carry that could create jobs for more people.

“The government cannot continue creating jobs; that is not their job. In fact, civil servants should be slashed”, he stated.

Pastor Bakare condemned the reliance on the government for job creation and called for reform in civil service with empowerment of citizens to explore diverse talents. 

“We have an over bloated government; it should be slashed, and let us empower our citizens to introduce them to the Jewish phenomenon. Everyone has a unique trade waiting to be harnessed for personal and collective prosperity”, he admonished.