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Group holds symposium on accountability for Christians in govt

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The Priests Peace and Justice Initiative (PPJ), the social arm of Palace of Priests Assembly (PPA) will today, host Christian leaders and workers in government to a one day symposium on Christianity and accountability.

The symposium with the theme: “Promoting Christian Ethics in Governance: The Role of Christians in Shunning Corruption” will bring together Christian leaders and workers in government across the country to discuss issues of Christianity and accountability based on the recognition that there are Christian ethics centered on the Bible, which should guide the behavior of Christians in government.

The conference is expected to attract the Chief Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, Chile Igbauwa as keynote speaker, Chairman National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anthony Ojukwu as Chairman and representative of Ughelli North/South/Udu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Francis Waive as Chairman of the discussion panel.

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The platform is part of activities for the Shun Corruption project by PPJ/PPA and supported by the MacArthur Foundation, geared towards mobilising and empowering Christian leaders and workers, especially Pentecostals, to contribute to national prosperity and social justice.

In a statement issued by Programmes Manager of PPJ, Tive Denedo, the group said: “We need to wage an aggressive war against people and institutions that benefit from the proceeds of corruption to restore public trust in our institutions”.

Denedo urged Nigerians to join the fight against corruption to strengthen its political commitment towards a corrupt free, citizens-driven, democratic Nigeria, as stipulated in the country’s anti-graft laws.

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