GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Public officers who embezzle public funds are thieves, says Primate Okoh

By News Express on 21/09/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 246

•Primate Okoh
•Primate Okoh

The Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Nicholas D. Okoh, has berated public officers who embezzle public funds, declaring them as real enemies of Nigeria.

Primate Okoh made this known on Wednesday in his opening address at the 12th general Synod of the Church in Port Harcourt.

He said, “Those who embezzle public funds are enemies of Nigeria, no matter what they say, their faith and the position they occupy.”

Stressing that stealing and corruption are signs of sinful nature of man and lack of fear of God, Okoh lamented that stealing of public funds has become commonplace in Nigeria because of those involved.

He said, “It is indisputable that many wealthy persons and political figures, especially in Africa, have been guilty of corruption, enlarging their business empires and perpetuating themselves in office by unrighteousness and oppression. They defraud others by taking advantage of those who are unable to defend their rights or speak for themselves.”

Urging all the Synod members nationwide and Christians in general to shun corruption in whatever gabs, Primate OKoh appealed to the Federal and State governments to be at the forefront in all efforts to curb stealing and corruption in the society while establishing systems to check public officers and their activities.

He said government  did not need new legislations to put corruption in check as there were already enough laws in Nigeria to help government fight the menace.

“Government should ensure that any known and proven act of stealing and corrupt practice in the public place should be punished. The culture of highly placed political, religious or traditional leaders begging for pardon for convicted corrupt persons should be discouraged,” he reiterated.

He added, “No society can make meaningful progress without seeing stealing as evil and deal with it accordingly. Corruption should be severely punished, no matter who is involved; while integrity and honesty should be openly and handsomely rewarded by government. This will go a long way in discouraging corruption as well as encouraging integrity, especially in the upcoming generations of Nigerians.

“Government should also police the Police and other security outfits so that they do not become law unto themselves and avoid abuse of power. And, to truly succeed in the fight against graft and corruption, every office, no matter how exalted, must be subjected to a system that scrutinizes its activities,” Archbishop Okoh maintained.

Explaining the role of the Church in the war against stealing and corruption, the Archbishop said the Church had been reaching out to more people and getting them enlisted in the heavenly army.

As he said, “The baptismal mandate of the Church is to fight against enemies of the Cross – the World, Flesh and Satan. In the fight against stealing and corruption, the Church must maintain her role as reagent or catalyst.

“The Church must champion the campaign for national rebirth and re-orientation by going beyond preaching and ecstatic worship experiences that hardly grows faith to serious teaching on the values of the Christian Faith.”

Source News Express

Posted 21/09/2017 05:30:24 AM

 

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...
Osinbajo, Kachikwu, Baru meet in Presidential Villa

Church Attack: Obiano confirms arrest of suspects

FG recovers treasure trove of materials from Boko...

How Aregbesola will pick his successor, By Adekola...

NNPC to distribute 3 million litres petrol in...

New group emerges for promotion of Yoruba interests...

Probe panel shifts hearing on Rivers monorail project...

Fiscal Responsibility Commission to begin verification of FG...

One feared dead, many injured as luxury ram...

Niger to assist families of 11 slain soldiers...

FG set to kick-start moves to end herdsmen/farmers...

Court to hear Dasuki’s suit on threat to...

 

Latest News Scarcity of pilots hits U.S. Air Force 2 die, soldiers shoot 3 others in clash with protesters Intersociety warns of ‘dangerous signal’ ahead of Nov. 18 Anambra governorship election •Challenges Obiano, rivals Why FG recalled allegedly corrupt ex-Pension boss: Group Court order approving seizure of money in bank accounts without BVN illegal — Adegboruwa Diplomatic war breaks out between Morocco and Algeria over cannabis allegation Economic advancement of Deltans our priority — Okowa First Republic Minister endorses PDP’s Obaze as Anambra’s next Governor Campaign for Democracy sacks General Secretary, elects successor Anambra Guber: Elders, youths in Nwoye’s home town laud Ojiba, begin voters mobilisation for ACPN New details emerge about death of U.S. soldiers in Niger ambush UN announces job openings for young Nigerians

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (287,868 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (270,572 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (218,412 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (183,861 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (179,580 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (162,300 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (140,689 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (128,767 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (123,720 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (114,231 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (112,208 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (104,561 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (30) Business (2,731) Business Verdict (24) Columnists (758) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (183) Entertainment (396) Features (497) Global Business Monitor (187) International (1,588) Interviews (134) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (79) News (29,526) Opinion (826) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,991) Religion (645) Sports (1,340) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

#MonkeyPox outbreak

 

APO Group Partner

 

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!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

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!