The Bishop on the Niger, Right Reverend Owen Nwokolo has warned public office holders against deceiving and exploiting Nigerians under the guise of working for the interest of the people.
Speaking to news men in Onitsha shortly after the end of the 2017 Fresh Manna Conference of the Diocese, Bishop Nwokolo, said that some public office holders have tactfully cashed in on the docility and permissiveness of Nigerians to perpetrate various crimes against the people.
While recounting what he called uncountable number of arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of some public office holders, who are alleged to have embezzled public funds, the Bishop wondered why an individual or a small group of people should have the heart to embezzle public funds worth billions of naira entrusted into their care.
The Bishop attributed the current high rate of poverty, deprivation, hunger and the near starvation in the country to what he described as very high degree of corruption and callousness among politicians and public office holders.
He however advised Nigerians to be of good courage and prayerful assuring them that one day such corrupt people will account for their evil deeds.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS