By Olayinka Latona
CHAIRMAN of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Lagos Chapter, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola has commended the Federal Government for its war against corruption, urging the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to go after all treasury looters and “put them where they belong, so that we may have peace in the country.”
Speaking at a special inter-denominational divine service at The Apostolic Church, Convention Ground, Ketu, Lagos, Bamgbola said: “We encourage President Buhari’s anti-corruption drive; nobody is above the law, and anybody that is found guilty should be prosecuted, no matter the person’s position.
“Nigeria should be a nation where everyone will be accountable for his or her misdeeds. You break the law of the land, no matter who you are, you must pay for it,” he stated.
Earlier in his sermon titled; “Great Faith; The Antidote to Helplessness”, General Evangelist, Motailatu Church, Cherubim and Seraphim Worldwide, Prof. Joseph Otubu, who lamented that the nation is presently at a standstill due to huge amount of money embezzled by corrupt politicians, also enjoined Nigerians to support President Buhari’s administration in the fight against corruption.
In his words: “There is a lot of joblessness, hunger and illness in our land. We have a country where a small fraction had plenty, while a large fraction had none. Christianity is about integrity and humility; Let us rise and support government’s anti-corruption war.”
According to Otubu, CAN has already launched a war against corruption, all of us must join in the crusade. “We will encourage and continue to pray for the government to remain focused and strong,” he maintained.
The Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode who was represented by Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Hon. Lola Akande urged Lagos residents to refrain from activities that could promote violence and disunity while calling for continuous mutual co-operation among all religious groups in the state.
The Senator representing Lagos-East Senatorial District, Gbenga Ashafa, commended CAN for being consistent in organising the annual service, saying it would help people in the country to have faith and the fear of God, assuring Nigerians that the 8th National Assembly would not cover up any shortcomings in the 2016 budget.