“Corruption is what is making it difficult to bring the Boko Haram insurgence to an end and unless we fight corruption, it will be difficult for Nigeria to make much progress as a nation because it has taken over much of our national life.”
Archbishop Joseph Edra Ukpo, the Archbishop Emeritus of the Catholic Arch Diocese of Calabar made these pronouncements in Okpoma, the Yala Local Government headquarters in Cross River State yesterday. He delivered a homily during the induction of the Paramount Ruler of Yala Local Government Area, Ogamode Onah Ipuole into the Knighthood of St John at the Christ the King Catholic Church, Okpoma.
He insisted that that corruption is severely impeding the effective fight against Islamic insurgents currently ravaging the north east part of the country.
He said that Nigeria is ordained by God to be a great country but attain that status, corruption has to be rooted out to ensure meaningful progress in our national life.