Ighodalo identifies solution to graft
Senior pastor of Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, has said that “until illiteracy is addressed, we would only be playing lip service to corruption.”
Addressing journalists on the forthcoming ‘Honour Nigeria Awards’ at the church auditorium in Victoria Island, Lagos, on October 7, he noted that “the biggest problem in Nigeria is illiteracy and the biggest response to corruption is educating the people.”
According to him, people are selling their votes because of ignorant. “We must collectively unite and fight this common enemy. We can fight illiteracy by ensuring education for all.
“After addressing illiteracy, government must tackle infrastructural challenge and also motivate the private sector to work.”
He stated that the awards, inaugurated in 2011, was aimed at recognising actors in Nigeria’s development and acknowledge them as role models for present and future generations.
A day before the awards, at the same venue, there will be a national discourse on ‘The yearnings of a nation’, featuring former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi; founder of Fate Foundation, Fola Adeola; managing director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman; and human development expert, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji.
Pastor Ighodalo and brand specialist, Leke Alder, will moderate the event.