Ehusani cautions lawyers against corruption
Former Secretary General of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Rev. Fr. George Ehusani has urged Nigerian lawyers to assist in the fight against corruption, insisting that if lawyers fail to do this, then the nation is heading towards anarchy.
Speaking at the 4th Annual Dinner of The National Association of Catholic Lawyers, (NACL) Lagos Archdiocese, he expressed serious concern over the effect of corruption in the country.
With the theme: ‘The Christian and Politics: The Way Forward’, he noted that lawyers must be at the forefront of creative engagement and social engineering in the country on how to address the scourge of corruption.
According to him, lawyers must be ready to pay the price for peace and work not only for the elites, but must be ready to champion the case of the homeless, destitute, impoverished and the oppressed.
In her opening address, the President, (NACL), Geraldine Wey said: “Recent events in our country show that we can no longer afford to leave the responsibility of choosing our leaders to chance. It is apparent that so much of what happens to us as Nigerians and indeed as Christians and Catholics will be determined by who leads us at different levels; Local Government, State or National, and in all sectors such as Education, Health, Security, Finance, Agriculture, Business among others.”
In her welcome address, the Chairperson, Dinner Planning Committee (NACL), Mrs. Obele Akinniranye said until Christians and most especially, Catholic lawyers start to place themselves, or at worst influence those who are placed in elected offices, the miserable situation on ground would not change.