The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described corruption as the greatest enemy of the country and urged Nigerians to continue with their support for President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s battle against the sleaze.
Speaking on “Christianity and Accountability for Christians in Government” at an event organized by the Palace of Priests Assembly in Abuja, Senator Omo-Agege expressed the belief that Christians in positions of authority have a duty to lead the fight against corruption..
Omo-Agege, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Legislative and Plenary Matters, Prince Efe Duku, stressed that Christian leaders have a duty to be exemplary ambassadors of Jesus Christ in public offices, noting that both Christianity and the law frown against corruption and other ungodly activities that attract appropriate state sanctions through due process.
And in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, the Deputy Senate President urged all Christians occupying privileged positions in government to shun all forms of injustice, divisiveness, greed and corruption, adding that corruption is now the greatest enemy deterring the nation’s progress and development.
He emphasized that committed Christians should not be involved in vices like nepotism, inter- and intra-ethnic violence, divisive politics, looting of public treasury and public wastefulness. “Whatever we do in public office that negates the essence of good governance also negates the very tenet of godliness and our professed faith in Christ; he said; adding that such unrighteous actions or inactions harm the society as a whole and deny us true peace and joy as individuals.
According to the Deputy Senate President: “A Christian should be zealous to support and work to change the sorry historical national narrative on the shameful epidemics of corruption and financial crimes in our nation. “There is certainly no righteousness in using ethnicity, religion or related primordial sentiments to justify wanton greed, mismanagement, wastefulness and plundering of public wealth by those who are privileged to be in government.
“Indeed, a Christian as a follower of Jesus Christ should not be a choirmaster for corruption to thrive in our society and should not be in the vanguard of those who labour to shoot down those are courageously fighting against it for the good of all,” Omo-Agege stated.