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Bishop criticises wealthy Nigerians hosting weddings abroad

By DAYO JOHNSON

THE newly consecrated Bishop of Akure Diocese of the Anglican Church, Rt. Rev. Simeon Borokini, has criticised Nigerian leaders who flagrantly display wealth by celebrating birthdays, marriages and other programmes in foreign countries despite the increasing level of poverty in the country.

Borokini said this while delivering the bishop’s charge to the first session of the eleventh synod with the theme,  “Riches of His Glory at the St. David’s Cathedral, Ijomu, Akure.

He said that “”even government officials now use public funds to sponsor private marriages to be celebrated in far away and exotic cities of the world”.

According to him “in a country that is faced with bad economy, we witness the disturbing and most expensive way some people celebrate marriages, birthdays, burials, promotions, chieftaincy titles and the so-called house warming.


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