I’VE STOPPED PRAYING FOR NIGERIA TO BE BETTER BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION – METHODIST BISHOP
The high level of corruption was responsible for what had bedeviled Nigeria as a country of insecurity and backward economy.
For these reasons, the Methodist Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt Dr Ishaya Kunama said he had stopped praying for Nigeria because the country was damaged beyond control.
The Bishop said this as a contributor to the dialogue session of the Arewa New Agenda (ANA) organized to talk about poverty in Northern Nigeria.
Kunama said what he was now doing was not praying for Nigeria to be better because he had done that for many years without results.
He called on participants who were prominent Nigerians from the North to use the arable lands in the region to create wealth.
The bishop also called on Northern business tycoons, and captains of industries to invest in the region by building companies and industries.
He was worried that corruption had caged the region, stating that the only thing to be done would be to face the reality and put all hands on deck so as to push it out not by words of prayers alone.
“Let’s tell ourselves the truth, we are not fighting corruption in all honesty. We don’t tell ourselves the truth and prayers can not solve the menace. It’s what we deliberately do in terms of our daily actions, and imbibing the moral culture that will fight corruption in the country.” Kunama saidAmong those that attended the one day conference were Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, CFR, former secretary to the Government of the Federation (Chairman of the occasion), former Governor of Bauchi, Isa Yugudu, former Governor of Zamfara, Ahmed Sani, Yeriman Bukura, former Major Leader, Senator Jonathan Zwingina, the Convener, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Abubakar Moallayidi, Sheikh Khalid Nurudeen.