General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has blamed the rising spate of insecurity across the country on corruption and government’s halfhearted approach toward the fight against corruption.
Adeboye spoke on Sunday during a Special Prayer For all Military, Paramilitary and the Families organized by the National Headquarters, Throne of Grace, RCCG, Ebutte-Metta, Lagos.
The event which was titled “Our Strength and Shield” had in attendance military personnel, Police officers, Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Nigeria Customs, featured prayer and prophetic ministration.
According to him, insecurity in Nigeria thrives because of wide spread corruption, where looters and thieves are rewarded. So it is not really about the rising cases of unemployment among youths as the cause of insecurity, but corruption.
He noted that except we start tackling corruption in the real sense, we will continue to experience insecurity, unemployment and all kinds of vices in our land.
Adeboye, who spoke through The Assistant General Overseer of RCCG on Administration and Personnel, Pastor Johnson Odesola, said that employment comes when what is supposed to be our national cake, what is supposed to create employment, some people stand on it. So, the situation is not really about unemployment, the challenge is that we lack the willingness to tackle corruption.
Adeboye lamented a situation where people cross from one party to another party and their sins and the corruption practices they have done against the state are forgiven, adding that it is rather unfortunate and do not show seriousness on the part of the government in fighting corruption in Nigeria.
He said that is not the way to grow a nation and except we begin to do the right thing. Four years ago, it was not as worst as this and if we fail to do something drastic, it will get worse.
“If you find out that someone is been prosecuted for corrupt cases, relief the persons of his or her position and let the individual be properly prosecuted and if they are found guilty, let them face the wrath of the law and if they are innocent, they can be are re-absolved back into the government”, he said.
Adeboye charged the newly appointed Ministers to leverage on new technology, civilization and advancement in the discharge of their responsibility.
He said that South Korea was poorer than Nigeria when they got their independence and what they have as their major source of income is tourism but they are thinking forward and that is working for them.
He warned ministers against bench marking their achievements with past administrations, noting that it is only in Africa and Nigeria where we talk about past governance, they talk back instead of talking forward.