Catholic Bishop of
Abuja Archdiocese,
Cardinal John
Onaiyekan, has
said the war against
corruption should
not be regarded as a
project initiated by the
current administration
of Muhammadu Buhari.
Onaiyekan stated this on
Saturday, during the priestly
ordination of nine priests in the
diocese, which took place at the
Catholic Pro-cathedral, Abuja.
Onaiyekan said additional effort
in the fight against corruption is
a necessary step, and that such
effort could only be accomplished
with the support of religious
institutions.
“It is not Buhari who is telling us
to fight corruption. We have been
doing it in many ways.
“I think we could do more in
the fight against corruption if
there is more synergy between
government institutions and
religious institutions. I am not
talking only of the church,” he
stated.
Further, he said the current
administration has done very little
to ensure the active participation of
religious leaders in the war against
corruption.
He added that the change
mantra of the All Progressives
Congress, APC’s administration
can only become a success if the
government provides a forum for
the active collaboration of religious
organisations in the ongoing war
against corruption.
“There should be such
arrangement whereby government
officials and religious people can
sit down and see how we can
all contribute to the fight against
corruption,” he said.
“For the moment I don’t think
we have gotten the forum for that
kind of cooperation. If we you
want people’s heart to change you
have to reach out to us, we are the
experts in that,” the Cardinal said.
However, he noted that religious
leaders have a moral obligation to
help in the fight against corruption
and asserted the occasion signifies
the occurrence of great things in
the country.
“Nine ordinations in one
cathedral at once is big news, even
in the big churches of the world.
We are among the front liners
in the league of nations of the
world, in terms of faith,” Cardinal
Oniayekan stated.
The Bishop urged the newly
ordained priests to stand out, in
a world slowly drifting towards
materialism.
“Even if the world is standing
for materialism, the priest must
stand out, so that other people can
see them and emulate, and so that
homily can preach louder,” he said.
Two of the newly ordained
priests, Reverend Fathers Vincent
Iletogbe and Cephas Magaji said
the occasion should be treasured.
Others ordained are Charles
Eketelu, Kingsley Ferdinand


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  • vic

    YES PRESIDENT BUHARI, YOU ARE BEGGING FOR SUPPORT OF EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY TO FIGHT CORRUPTION AND I AM IN SUPPORT OF THIS BUT ARE YOU DOING YOUR OWN JOB EFFECTIVELY AND GIVING NIGERIANS THEIR LEGITIMATE RIGHTS AS AND WHEN DUE?????

    ONE SUCH EXAMPLE IS THE NON-PAYMENT OF FEDERAL WORKERS SALARIES AND PENSIONS IN TIME EACH MONTH WITHOUT SPILLING INTO THE NEXT MONTH AS IS THE CASE NOW. TO BE FAIR TO WORKERS, SALARIES AND PENSIONS MUST REACH INTO WORKERS’ AND PENSIONERS’ ACCOUNTS BY 23RD OF EACH MONTH.

    MR BUHARI, AS A RESPONSIBLE LEADER OF THE COUNTRY, SHOW SOME CARE AND SENSITIVITY TO WORKERS AND PENSIONERS WITH RESPECT TO THEIR LEGITIMATE BASIC RIGHTS AS DICTATED BY THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION SO THAT THEY CAN RECIPROCATE TO YOU IN KIND.

    PRESIDENT BUHARI, WOULD NOT YOU SAY THAT IS A FAIR????