Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has concluded that the Church in Nigeria has failed in preaching against corruption which he said is the major problem the country has been facing.
According to him, instead of joining in the war against corruption, the gospel preachers concentrate more on prosperity
Speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria holding in Enugu, Osinbajo regretted that preachers are preoccupied mainly with preaching prosperity rather than righteousness.
“Very rarely do you hear our preachers talk about corruption from their pulpits. If a nation is not righteous nothing will help it.”
Osinbajo stressed that the problem with Nigeria is neither ethnicity nor religion but systemic corruption, and adding that corruption had been so entrenched in the country that if you dare challenge it, you will be in the minority.
He challenged the youths to change the narrative and make the difference by checking the impunity of those that had stolen the resources of the country.
“Our problem in this country is not ethnicity or religion; it is not about Christians or Muslims. Our problems are the same wherever you go in this country.
“The story of our country is about good and evil. It is about those that have left us in this condition by stealing our common resources.
“Do not let anyone deceive you.”
The acting president challenged members of SCM to ensure that the movement becomes one of the tools that will move the country forward.