By Sam Eyoboka
MINISTERS of God’s Kingdom Society (GKS) have called on political officer holders in the country to reduce their salaries and allowances in view of the dire economic situation in the country.
In a communiqué issued at the end of their three-day conference which ended at the weekend in Salem City Warri, the Church headquarters, the ministers said a drastic reduction in emoluments and benefits of public officers had become inevitable in view of the sharp drop in government revenues and the complaints by key officers at national and state levels that their predecessors emptied the treasuries and accumulated huge debts for them.
Noting that workers in many states are currently grappling with the absurdity of being owed several months salaries the ministers urged leaders at all levels to work for the alleviation of the sufferings of the teeming masses of the country and charged the government to ensure that it carries out its plan to fight corruption in high and low places and strengthen Local Government administration in the country besides other welfare programmes it has set for itself, assuring them of God’s blessings for so doing.
The GKS commended President Muhammadu Buhari for promising to revamp the judiciary to enable it act with dispatch on cases of corruption and abuse of office, pointing out that speedy dispensation of justice in the fear of God is the cornerstone of peace and progress in the society.
The GKS ministers also called on the government to do everything possible to curb the incessant cases of kidnappings in various parts of the country, asserting that whatever is attained by ungodly means is under curse and the culprits will not go unpunished unless such ones repent to the satisfaction of God Almighty.
The conference was rounded off last Sunday with a special thanksgiving service in which the sermon; “Beware of what you sow in life” was discoursed by the publicity secretary, Brother Benedict Hart.