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‘Pastors Ought to Be Preaching About Anti-Corruption Not Prosperity’- Osinbajo Blasts Clergies

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has berated gospel preachers’ lack of support for the federal government’s anti-corruption war. Speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria holding in Enugu, Osinbajo noted that these preachers, instead, were preoccupied with preaching prosperity, rather than righteousness.

“It is very rare to hear our preachers talk about corruption from the pulpits. If a nation is not righteous, nothing will help it, he said.”

Osinbajo insisted that the problem with Nigeria was neither ethnicity nor religious, but systemic corruption.
ruption is so entrenched in the country that anybody who challenged it automatically falls in the minority. “Our problem in this country is not ethnicity or religion; it is not about Christians or Muslims.

Our problems are the same wherever you go in this country.’’ He however, challenged the youths to change the narrative and make the difference by checking the impunity of those who have stolen the resources of the country. “The story of our country is about good and evil.

It is about those that have left us in this condition because they stole our common resources. Do not let anyone deceive you.”

The acting president challenged members of SCM to ensure that the movement becomes one of the tools that will move the country forward. “You should understand that our country can be delivered by people like you.” 

According to him, young Christians have superior, special and distinct roles to play in the transformation of the country.

“All of the great nations of the world were transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not a gospel that tickles people’s imaginations or dwell on prosperity. It is not a gospel that fits your fancy. It is a gospel that teaches that righteousness exalts a nation.”

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