Lagos Christians drum support for FG’s anti-corruption war

By Dotun Omolaja, Lagos

 

The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his administration’s anti-corruption war.

 

The call was made during this year Inter-Denominational Divine Service (IDDS), held at The Apostolic Church Convention Ground in Ketu, Lagos State.

 

Speaking on behalf of the association, Elder Joseph Otubu, General Evangelist Motailatu  Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide, who was the special guest of honour said the anti corruption war must start from the determination to accept change as individuals.

 

He said money that has been embezzled in the country could have been used to take care of the poor, calling on political leaders who might have stolen money to return it back and deter from evil.

 

He noted that even though the responsibility of the government is to continue to be a pace setter and work for the good of the people, “If we do not change our life styles as individuals, there is little to what the government will be able to do,” he said.

 

Otubu said Christianity is about honesty, sincerity and living by example, calling on Christians to rise up and fight anti corruption war.

 

He added that we must fear and serve God in the jobs that we do, we must call for repentance and do what is right.

 

He urged Clerics to use the pulpit to take the lead, teach good values and teach their congregation never to go for short cut.

 

Chairman, CAN, Lagos state, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, called for the need for a change of heart by all Nigerians to stop corruption in Nigeria. He said every nation that wants to be a nation must strive on the rule of law.

 

He urged President Muhamadu Buhari and his team to move on and get all those involved in corruption, to put them where they belong for us to have peace in Nigeria.

 

Representative of Lagos State Governor, Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Hon Lola Akande reaffirmed the state government’s efforts to embrace churches and mosques in the state with a view to support the government to guarantee peace and peace relation among religious organisation and to engender adequate security in places of worship in  the state.

 

She added that the state government through the Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture have also established systems for intending pilgrims to Jerusalem and Mecca, which will ensure access for all Lagosians irrespective of their economic status.

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