Beware of sycophants, Bishop cautions Buhari


Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt.Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to display unqualified wisdom in the administration of the country.

The cleric also advised the president to intensify efforts in the diversification of the national economy by developing the agricultural and solid mineral sectors.Okorafor gave the advice in his Presidential address at the second session of the seventh synod of the Diocese at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Amorie, Obibiezena , Owerri  North  local government, Imo State.While commending the President’s speech on the Independence day concerning the policy thrust of his government over harnessing the nation’ solid mineral resources, he called for sincerity in the implementation  to avoid making a mess of the policy by those corrupt individuals parading themselves  as miners.The Anglican Prelate cautioned the President to be mindful of sycophants, who may clothe themselves as his confidants stressing that some of the people who are eulogising today would still be those to shout crucify him tomorrow.

Okorafor’s address with theme : Lord will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?(Acts 1:6) The Disciples’ misconception of the kingdom and divine principles of the kingdom, urged Nigerians to be patient with the administration as there were bright future in the horizon, though  the nation was unpredictable, he added. He called on the leaders and the led to exhibit genuine patriotism as Nigerians to move the country forward.

On the crusade against corruption, Bishop Okorafor noted that the malady has shaken the foundation of corporate existence of the country and urged that no effort should be spared in fighting the cankerworm. He averred that for the fight to be successfully contained it should cover the grassroots, cutting across party lines, include past administrations, as any short thing of this, he opined would present a picture of witch hunting of political opponents.

Furthermore he advised that serving governors in their second term should have their first tenure probed, including those at the National Assembly, insisting that there should  be no sacred cow and no sparing of any alleged looter of the nation’s  treasury.
The Bishop who also advised that any amount recovered should be made public advocated that such resources be channelled to areas of need to alleviate the myriad of both social and infrastructural deficiency in the land.



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