Church leaders on Wednesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to give up on his fight against corruption in Nigeria.
They spoke at a media briefing on the forthcoming state-wide crusade organised by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry in association with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
Chairman of Lagos PFN, Bishop Sola Ore, represented by the Financial Secretary, Pastor Leke Akinola, said no corrupt official, past or present, should be spared.
“We are in support of what is happening, but we want the fight to be all-embracing. There should be no sacred cows,” he said.
Akinola said the church also supports the anti-corruption fight through “spiritual revolution”, which involves helping people realise the futility of illicit wealth acquisition.
Deeper Life’s Church Moderator, Pastor Joseph Fasanmi, who represented General Overseer Pastor William Kumuyi, said despite government’s best efforts, robbery, cultism, drug menace, prostitution and kidnapping, among other crimes still exist.
“A fearsome swarm of iniquities is yet rife in the state. Ours is a state that has been held under siege for too long. If not for God’s abiding grace, our city, nay the state, could have gone under altogether.
“While we salute the positive actions so far taken by our respected Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, we hasten to state that unless the required spiritual re-naissance and moral re-armament are put in place, enduring change in Lagos, or any other place for that matter, will remain a pipe dream,” he said.