Cleric curses Nigerian treasury looters

As Nigeria prepares for her 55th Independence Anniversary, a cleric on Sunday cursed the nation’s leaders who contributed to the situation of the country

In his sermon titled ‘Nigeria in the eyes and hands of Almighty God’, Dapo Asaju of the Cathedral of St Peters Church, Abeokuta, asked the congregation to say amen to the curses.

“All those who have stolen our money, they will never go unpunished,” he said. “All those who have destroyed the wealth of Nigeria, putting people into problem, let me hear you say judgment of the Lord will come upon them. All those mortgaging future of our youths and children, God Almighty will punish them.”

Mr. Asaju, at the special church service to mark the country’s independence, called for all treasury looters to be jailed.

He also lamented the lifestyle of Nigeria’s political class, saying, “You see them going about with bullet proof, bullet proof can only protect you, but cannot protect you from bullet of God.”

The cleric admonished governors not to take state loans they would not be able to offset.

“If you see a leader who takes a loan that cannot be offset during his tenure, that leader is only impoverishing the future of our children,” he said.

“We are a leaderless country; we are behaving as if nothing is wrong. We are behaving as if we are mad. All is not well with Nigeria. Glory of the past is gone. For every money stolen, people are dying. How many leaders can walk the street without body guard?”

Mr. Asaju, who cautioned against violent agitations, said he would not blame President Muhammadu Buhari for the delay in appointing ministers, saying the country lacks upright leaders.


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