Provide harder punishment for corrupt officer holders-cleric



A cleric has urge the federal government to introduce a tougher punishment for corrupt officer holders. According to the news, The Bishop of the Akure Diocese of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Rt. Revd Michael Ipinmoye, on Sunday asked the Federal Government to overhaul the existing laws that prescribe stiffer penalties and punishments for corrupt government officials in the country.

The cleric called on Nigerians to fast and pray against the scourge of corruption and insecurity in the nation.

He urged the Federal Government to change the tactics used by the security agencies in dealing with the dreaded Boko Haram sect in the Northern part of the country.

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He stated this while reading the communiqué released by the diocese at the end of the third session of its 10th Synod in Akure.

He asked the political class in the country, particularly in Ondo State, to be law abiding and to play the game of politics according to the rules ahead of the October 20 governorship election in the state.

The communiqué reads in part, “Synod suggests that the security system of the nation requires urgent overhauling in terms of strategies, personnel and logistics to address the overwhelming state of insecurity in the country.

“Synod therefore recommends that government should recall some of the credible retired security chiefs to assist in training and retraining the current corps of security personnel in the country.”

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Meanwhile, the Anglican Bishop of Awori Diocese, Rt. Revd. Johnson Akin-Atere, on Friday said the political class should be held responsible for the spate of insecurity and the corruption currently bedeveling the nation.

Akin-Atere made the submission  at the opening of the diocese’s Synod at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ilogbo-Ota, Ogun State.

In his speach, a copy of which was made available to our correspondent via electronic mail, the bishop said all the three tiers of government were operating below the expectations of the electorate, especially  in the manner they handle insecurity, corruption and infrastructure in the country.

He faulted governments for also failing woefully to address the power situation, rising unemployment, bad road network and general state of insecurity in the country

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