Cleric urges leaders to shun corruption
October 02, 2012 16:39
Abuja, Oct. 2, 2012 (NAN) A cleric, Rev. Fr George Ehusani, has advised Nigerian leaders to shun corruption in the interest of the country.
Ehusani, who made the appeal on Tuesday in Abuja, while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said it was unfortunate that Nigeria was still grappling with underdevelopment after 52 years of Independence.
The reverend, who is the Parish Priest of Church of Assumption, Asokoro, called for exemplary leadership, stressing that no nation could develop without a disciplined and purposeful leadership.
According to him, Nigeria is far behind countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Singapore because of the high level of indiscipline and corruption.
``It is a pity that, 52 years after independence, Nigeria is still looking up to countries like Malaysia and Indonesia.
``The problem we have is corruption, indiscipline, lawlessness and recklessness among our leaders, and until we root out these problems, we cannot make progress.
``We also have the problem of ethnic bigotry and if these problems are not nipped in the bud now, 60 years after Independence, we will still remain where we are,” he said.
Ehusani called on government at all levels to provide job opportunities for the teeming youths in order to control the increasing level of restiveness in the country.
He also called on corporate organisations and well-meaning Nigerians to contribute their quotas toward building a viable nation that would be of benefit to future generations. (NAN)