The Catholic Bishop of Awka diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption initiative, urging the President to adopt the Ghana method that repositioned the country (Ghana) after many years of doldrums.
Ezeokafor stated this on Tuesday in a press briefing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka ,Anambra to mark the 55thIndependence anniversary of the country.
“Though I may not quite recommend the type of killings that took place in Ghana before the desire charge came, I will urge the President to intensify more efforts in his anti-corruption crusade.
“Corruption is the bane of this country. If President Buhari achieves his goal in anti corruption, this country is fixed for good.
“We all know about the “Ghana must go” story, today we are the people going to Ghana to imbibe good excellence.
“So, we need such anti-corruption method that made Ghana great today, the Bishop said.
The Bishop tasked the Buhari government to fix electricity in the country, stressing that if the sector is got right the country’s economy would naturally soar up.
He said “all hands must be on deck to build a better Nigeria.
“We need to eschew clannishness all forms of bigotry to move forward.
“God knows why he brought us together as a nation, in spite of our different ethnic groups.
“These groups should not constitute an obstacle to our development but should be a rich endowment that we should utilize to enhance the wellbeing of all.
“We should open up our ethnic frontiers to embrace people of other groups.
“Culture is like a living organism. It grows not only through origination, but also through diffusion brought about by contact with others. No one is an island.
“Nigeria is a diverse country and needs the input of all its ethnic and religious make up to succeed.
“Our leaders should know how to harness the rich human resources with which this nation is blessed. Cliquishness or nepotism should not be the yardstick for measuring competence or utility.
“People’s ability and potentialities should rather be enhanced by imbibing a more inclusive mentality and running a more inclusive government that makes all sections feel at home.