Cleric seeks change of strategy in war against graft
A Methodist Church cleric and Director-General of Felates Club, Ijesaland, Osun State, Rev. Seun Adeniyi, has enjoined the Federal Government to adopt a new approach in the war on corruption.
The cleric, who commended President Buhari’s initiative to embark on the war, said the adoption of community advocacy would be more effective than the present attempt to fight corruption by means of authoritative decree.
At the 50th anniversary of the club in Ilesa, Osun State, the Director-General said the fight on corruption should begin from the individual families in the community.
According to him, corruption has been in the country for ages and any attempt to eradicate it by fiat will be counter-productive.
He said: “If we are to tame corruption, it has to start from our individual families in the community. Most of the present-day families in Nigeria are not patterned after the mind of God. We are selfish and covetous”.
The cleric also stated that the Club intends to embark on communal programmes, which include provision of 40 scholarships for indigent students, a community library, as well as support for widows.