Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has berated gospel preachers for failing to lend support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war by failing to preach against the scourge.
Speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria holding in Enugu, Osinbajo noted that preachers were preoccupied 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 said that the problem with Nigeria was neither ethnicity nor religion but systemic corruption.
He said that corruption had been so entrenched in the country that if you dare challenge it, you will be in the minority.
He, however, 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,” he said.