Return Chibok girls, disgrace corrupt officials, says Oshitelu

Rev.-Rufus-OsiteluThe Supreme Primate of Church of the Lord Worldwide, Rev. Rufus Ositelu, has called on the Federal Government to expedite actions to return the abducted Chibok girls and set up National Hall of Shame for public officials convicted for looting.

The Primate, who said this at the grand finale of the 80th Tabieorar celebration of his church in Ogere-Remo, Ogun State, advised that photographs of convicted persons with details of crimes should be publicly displayed for posterity and to also serve as deterrent to others.

Expressing support for the fight against corruption, Oshitelu said corruption has eaten deep into the nation’s economic fabric and that government should create special courts to try corrupt cases, as a way of moving the nation forward.

Attributing the nation’s poverty to greed and corruption in high places, he stressed that corruption has led to social deprivation, insecurity and rise in crime. Expressing support for state police, he noted that the Federal policing system is grossly inadequate and ill equipped to cope with the current security challenges. Ositelu stressed the need to return the Chibok girls to their parents, while the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) should be properly rehabilitated.

According to him, government should provide good schools, hospitals and other social amenities for the citizenry. He expressed regret that public schools are introducing religious dresses, an action, he described as planting the seed of discord in students.

The Supreme Primate of the Aladura Movement also condemned the immunity and life pension given to the legislators, saying it is not in the interest of the public, adding that legislative duties should be on part-time basis.

He frowned at the culture of constituency projects by the legislators, saying it has usurped executive powers and called on government to merge some of its agencies such as EFCC and ICPC with overlapping functions, as a way of reducing wastage, while carrying out far-reaching reforms in the judiciary to bring corrupt judges and their accomplices to book.

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