Public office holders should stop playing “Father Christmas” with public funds.
The National Chairman of the Progressive Peoples’ Alliance (PPA), Sam Nkire, has accused some public office holders of fuelling security challenges in the country.
Mr. Nkire made the accusation in a statement in Abuja on Monday, as a part of his Easter message. He condemned the activities of some governors, senators, ministers and chief executive officers for arrogant display of wealth when they return home for either Christmas or Easter.
“They distribute a few bags of rice and cartons of vegetable oil to people in order to announce their arrival at their constituencies,” he said.
He advised them to stop playing “Father Christmas” with public funds and pursue policies that could provide the enabling environment for people to work instead of waiting for occasional hand-outs.
The PPA boss also reminded the people that Easter symbolised freedom for mankind, and urged them to challenge leaders who enslaved them through ill-gotten wealth. According to him, people should not to rely on prayer alone to fight corruption in the country but take the necessary action to curb and possibly eliminate the menace.