Apostle Johnson Suleman who is the founder of Omega Fire Ministries International, in this Interview with Nigerian Tribune, shares his prophecies for Nigeria, his thoughts on being labelled a false prophet and his recent crusade in Kenya.
Below are the excerpts:
It’s the second quarter of the year and some of your prophecies have come to pass. In spite of this, many describe you as a fake man of God. How would you react to this?
It doesn’t bother me what people say. All I know is that people can still verify online and in print what I said between December 2012 and 2016 that Alhaji Bamanga Tukur would be the last chairman of a united Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as there will be much internal crisis in the party. I predicted that the Chief of Defence Staff would be retired; that former President Goodluck Jonathan would lose someone precious to him either last year or this year and that a Central Bank of Nigeria governor would be made an emir, but that he needed to pray fervently for this to happen. I spoke about the problem that MTN would have with the government; that Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, who was Speaker of the House then, should not contest for presidency, but if he settled for governorship, he would win. I also predicted that Dame Patience Jonathan would have health issues unless prayers are made. Despite warnings by PDP stalwarts that there was no vacancy in Aso Rock, I told Nigerians that there would be a new president. I also predicted the death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Kogi State. Nobody remembers anything like that was said even long before it happened. It is the same way they will not remember that many others had warned that there would be tough times in the country, but those who know God would do exploits.
You are from Kaduna State, the same state as Governor Nasir el-Rufai who recently introduced a bill that many consider anti-religious and against Christianity. What are your thoughts about the proposed bill?
Before I talk about the dangerous bill, I will remind the public that my decision to speak again about most of my past prophecies is because an online news agency labelled me a fake prophet and that my prophecies have never been accurate. That report was sponsored by a governor to attack me. That was after I spoke against the anti-religious bill. I prophesied that Nigerian government would start fighting the gospel and the men of God. I still insist that the bill is anti-Christian and it will have dire consequences.
What are your other prophecies for Nigeria?
Three popular musicians will die. One of them is a young boy. Kidnapping would be more common in the South West. I had predicted that all service chiefs would be fired and even this present fuel scarcity. There are still things to come.
There will be a major boom in the agricultural sector from this year. Nollywood will keep losing people unless prayers are made for repentance because many of them have gone fetish, just as immorality has increased in the industry. Three very prominent Nigerians will die this year unless prayers are made. An attempt will be made on the life of an emir. It will fail, but he will lose some of his men in the process. Rape cases will increase, especially of little children and even pregnant women. A sect deadlier than Boko Haram is being trained and prepared for an onslaught against the nation. I see a governor dying this year. This year, the looting of the national treasury will be on a massive scale. Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s men from his place will fight him. I see the crisis in PDP widening. A Yoruba movie actor will die and it will shock many. This is a year of judgment for politicians and wicked leaders. There will be scarcity of money, but food will be in abundance soon. I warned that the APC in Rivers State needed to do grassroots’ campaign because I saw the election being rigged.
Why did you take your crusade to Kenya this year?
Africa will play a crucial role in the spread of the gospel. From all indications, Nigeria has been at the forefront of spreading the good news all over the world. Kenya is where God told us to start our Africa outreach.
Would you say it was a success?
Of course it was. During the 2016 edition of my ministry’s annual crusade, tagged “Restoration 2016,” held in Nairobi, we were able to teach people new ways of behaving and communicating; that it is the first order of importance, and that people learn to listen to each other more objectively and to be more passionate. It is easier to get through to another person when you are more of a listener. That way, you are able to communicate. When people don’t take time to listen, you have not begun communicating. Any man of God who is worth his salt must be able to reduce fear in the other person by legitimising their right to be heard and by receiving what they say as validly being their view of things. He should not take sides with or against any man, but rather seek clarification both for himself and the other man.