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How The Church Can Help To Fight Corruption -Obasanjo

How The Church Can Help To Fight Corruption -Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called for a spiritual approach to the anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria, calling on the church to wield its influence against the menace.
Obasanjo made the call in Abeokuta at the 2017 Convention Lecture of the Victory Life Bible Church International. He spoke on the theme: “The Role of the Church in the Fight Against Corruption in Nigeria.”
The former president described the church as an important and influential institution with a pivotal role in curbing and eradicating corruption in Nigeria. He described the anti-corruption war in Nigeria as “a fight for the soul of the nation.’’
Obasanjo said  successive governments in Nigeria had tried to contain corruption through enactment of laws and enforcement of integrity systems with a slow pace of success.
“Legislations alone are not enough as they are often breached by those who make them and those who should implement them.Our main problems are moral, ethical, attitudinal failure and disorientation.”

 “The church is an institution that provides the moral and ethical standards for us as believers. Man alone by himself cannot get rid of corruption from the world, he needs the assistance of God.” 

 “Here must come the society and the church with the spirit of God to work together to undo the harm that man has done and continue to do to the perfect work of God on earth,’’ he said.

 He stressed  the fact that the anti-corruption crusade must first be fought within the church  through ridding itself of the menace before extending it to the larger society


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