Save Austin Fair Yudala banner
Corruption: Cardinal Onaiyekan canvasses amnesty for looters •Accuses Buhari of favouring friends

By News Express on 03/01/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 995

•Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan.
•Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan.

The Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of selective fight in the ongoing war against corruption in the country, even as he called on the federal government to create channels for “quiet refund” of stolen public monies and amnesty for the looters caught in the web.

The cardinal believes that if such method is entrenched, it will make it possible to repatriate a lot of stolen money in foreign banks, alleging he heard that the President has been using the said method for his friends (unnamed) alone.

In his New Year message delivered at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya, Abuja, on Sunday, Onaiyekan also said the war against corruption “should go beyond public denunciations and arraignment before sensational tribunals.

“Can there be offer of channels for quiet repentance, refunds and amnesty?” the clergy asked rather rhetorically, adding that “this is more likely to be effective, especially for repatriating of funds lodged in foreign banks.

“Already, we hear that Mr. President is applying this system quietly with some of his friends. This should be made an open policy available to everyone with good intention.

“The endemic corruption that we have seen may have sucked in many decent people with no real intention to steal public funds.”

He advised that the corruption war should be made an open policy to everyone with good intention “and those who refuse to avail themselves of such an opportunity for amnesty should be pursued, prosecuted according to law, and if found guilty, made to face the full wrath of the law.”

The Archbishop pointed out that peace and progress will continue to elude the country unless justice is embraced by all and sundry.

He said, “Men often say they are seeking for peace but act many ways against it. It therefore continues to be elusive. Peace be with you, says Jesus Christ to his followers, but not as the world gives it. The path of Christ is the only sure way, through love, forgiveness and active non-violence.

“It used to be said, “If you want peace, prepare for war.” This is the logic of enforcing peace by force arms, the logic behind the scandalous arms build-up, huge national armies and non-state combatants of all kinds, huge defense budgets in the midst of poverty. Remember, if you prepare for war, you must get war. It becomes the survival of the fittest, the victory of the more powerful and not of the righteous. Unjust peace, silence of the weak, become the triumph of the powerful”.

The leader of the Catholic faithful in Abuja emphasised that it was in this regard that Pope Paul VI in the 1960s, challenged the world to take another path, the path of justice.

“If you want peace, work for justice. For the development of man, blatant injustice and inequalities in the world build up social tensions, eventually leading to breakdown of the unjust structures abhorred by nature.

“Greater justice and sharing between and within nations create more conducive environment for peace to reign in a sustainable way. The famous “Sustainable Development Goals” of the United Nations are therefore steps in the right direction.” (Bode Olagoke/Blueprint)

Source News Express

Posted 03/01/2017 12:59:09 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Foreign capital flow into Nigeria drying up

US pledges cooperation with Akwa Ibom

2014 year of healing, reconciliation —Obiano

Ministerial Meeting: GOCOP berates OPAN, alleges evil campaign...

Onitsha Fire Disaster: A divine warning, wakeup call...

Shi’ites protest non-release of Zakzaky after expiration of...

Why we introduced new admission policy —JAMB Registrar...

Mission accomplished: Military flushes out Boko Haram from...

500,000 mercenaries to vote in Aug. 9 Osun...

FG will complete 2nd Niger bridge — Osinbajo...

Delta APC moves to reconcile members for governorship...

15 perish as bus driver rams into trailer...

 

Latest News Nigerian professionals unfold plans to create one million jobs Investigation: How Chinese firm is degrading Abia community, officials sexually exploiting female workers Probe reveals N30b oil revenue ‘hidden’ by NNPC Bankers Committee to create 100,000 jobs by first quarter of 2018 Rate of poverty in Alabama (USA) shocking — UN official Ekweremadu, PDP behind Nigeria’s debt profile — VON DG Ijaw, monarch, Edo at war over Okomu land ownership Osun Govt. seeks vacation of court order stopping federal allocation to LGs Oil prices drop on increased US drilling activity Sponsors, investors queue up for One Lagos Fiesta PDP’s umbrella without the South-West will suffer punctures 500 NYSC members get loans to set up businesses

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (300,609 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (285,271 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (230,197 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (193,154 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (183,277 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (169,898 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (147,066 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (132,316 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (130,465 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (118,949 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (115,409 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (111,899 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (33) Business (2,813) Business Verdict (27) Columnists (776) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (193) Entertainment (419) Features (522) Global Business Monitor (192) International (1,685) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (92) News (30,928) Opinion (844) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,206) Religion (653) Sports (1,379) Stock Watch (25) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

MOBO Awards

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!