The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, has explained how she was appointed a Minister by President Bola Tinubu after the founder of Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo prayed for her.
Edu made this revelation while she was giving testimony at the ongoing annual Shiloh programme of the church on Friday.
According to her, she approached Oyedepo at the church’s international headquarters, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State in 2022, to pray for her in her yearning to become a minister.
She said: “My name is Betta Edu, I came to thank God last year at Shiloh 2022. I prayed and told God that by the next time I come to next year Shiloh, I want to be a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“On the last day of Shiloh, just as I was walking out I saw Papa, Bishop David Oyedepo, and I went to greet him as usual, and I whispered to him, Papa I need you to pray for me. I just have one prayer request. And he said what is it? I said I wanted to come back to Shiloh in 2023 as a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he put his hands on my head and said it was done.
“I stood up and I left, I came in today to return all glory to God that despite all odds, today I’m a minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, one of the youngest in the Fourth Republic.”