Cleric condemns proposed immunity for lawmakers
The Bishop of Lagos Mainland, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Adebayo Dada Akinde, has condemned the proposed immunity for members of the National Assembly.
The bishop spoke yesterday while addressing newsmen in his office in Lagos on the 10th anniversary of his church and his retirement from active service on August 23, as he attains the age of 70.
While citing examples of China, Japan and other European countries, Akinde, who is also the Archbishop of the Province of Lagos called on Nigerian leaders to look inward and create wealth for the people instead of depending on oil.
The archbishop who condemned the proposed immunity for members of the National Assembly said: “I don’t think they deserve any immunity because they are Nigerians. They are representatives of Nigerians, why must they be given immunity?”
“The issue should not arise. I subscribe that while they are in office they should be allowed to finish and the moment they finish as they are stepping out of the Assembly they should be driven to Kirikiri prisons,” he said