Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has berated gospel preachers in Nigeria for failing to support the Federal Government in its anti-corruption war by not preaching against the scourge.
According to The Punch, Osinbajo stated this on Saturday in Enugu while speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria.
Osinbajo noted that preachers were preoccupied with preaching prosperity rather than righteousness.
He said, “Very rarely do you hear our preachers talk about corruption from their pulpits. If a nation is not righteous nothing will help it.”
Osinbajo said that the problem with Nigeria was neither ethnicity nor religion but systemic corruption.
He said that corruption had been so entrenched in the country that if you dare challenge it, you will be in the minority.
“Our problem in this country is not ethnicity or religion; it is not about Christians or Muslims. Our problems are the same wherever you go in this country.
“The story of our country is about good and evil. It is about those that have left us in this condition by stealing our common resources.
“Do not let anyone deceive you”, Osinbajo said.
The acting president went on to challenge members of SCM to ensure that the movement becomes one of the tools that will move the country forward.
“You should understand that our country can be delivered by people like you.”
According to him, young Christians have special and distinct roles to play in the transformation of the country which is superior to those of other sets of people.
Osibanjo appealed to Nigerians to stand against the plundering of the nation’s resources as well as support the anti-corruption initiative of the Federal Government, irrespective of party affiliations.