Clerics Rate Buhari Low on Anti-corruption War And Security

  • Their complaints have been that of widespread hardship and unbridled loss of lives and properties to insurgents.
  • Fight against corruption ought not to be selective.

Some clergies have charged President Muhammadu Buhari to find lasting solutions to the issues ravaging the country which are his core mandate; revamping the economy, ensuring adequate security and fighting corruption.

Their complaints have been that of widespread hardship and unbridled loss of lives and properties to insurgents, armed bandits and herders as well as kidnappers and other criminals in recent times.

Thus, no fewer than three notable clerics from different parts of the country seized the occasion of various religious programmes held at the weekend to speak on the state of the nation, passing a damning verdict on the Federal Government.

The Bishop of All Saints Methodist Church, Nyanya, Abuja, Right Reverend Jacob Oluwatoyin Kehinde Adeyemi, in an admonition contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the ninth annual synod of the diocese, told President Buhari to take cognizance of the excruciating poverty among the masses in the face of the ostentatious lives of the elite.

The synod urged President Bulhari to show more compassion to the poor, noting that “the gulf between the rich and the poor is alarming, with wider implications for the security of the country.”

The synod further called on the government to consider giving financial bailout to ailing manufacturing companies in the country, as it noted that such gesture would go a long way in stimulating industrialisation and mitigating the unemployment rate in the country.

On his party, the Anglican Archbishop of Lagos Province, the Most Reverend Olusina Fape, said there was more corruption in the nation’s system under President Buhari’s administration.

Fape, who is the Diocesan Bishop of Remo, Ogun State, stated this in a presidential address he presented to the 3rd Session of the 12th Synod of the Diocese of Remo (Anglican Communion), at the All Saints Anglican Church, Irolu-Remo, Ogun State, on Saturday.

While stating that the government’s fight against corruption ought not to be selective, the Bishop said: “the ‘war’ must be fought holistically without any fear or favour; regardless of political affiliations of those found culpable.”

In the same vein, the Archbishop of Anglican Diocese of Awka, Right Reverend Alexander Chibuzor Ibezim urged o President Buhari to “act fast and save Nigeria from disintegrating.”

He pleaded with the president to bring the country together, in order to create true federalism that will allow everyone to freely work for national unity.

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