Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Clergyman Blames Insecurity On Bad Leadership

Ughelli — CHAIRMAN of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ughelli North Local Government Area chapter, Delta State, Bishop Diamond Emuobor, has blamed the insecurity in the country on bad leadership.

Fielding questions from newsmen shortly after the 2013 CAN rally, Emuobor noted that kidnapping, Boko Haram insurgence and other acts of terrorism were derivatives of bad leadership.

He said: "For us to have peace and security in this country, our leaders must steer clear of those things that make the people mourn. When God is to punish bad administrations, the administrators will not be in a position to know the danger they are to face."

Saying that 70 percent of Nigeria's annual budget was spent on payment of salaries and overhead costs, he posited that the country was on a standstill because no project could be executed.

"The actual capital vote is about 15 percent because those supervising the 30 percent take about 15 percent of the capital expenditure.

"When you arrogate to yourself that which belongs to the people, you are a wicked person. When a leader sits to deny the poor in an administration their due assistance for which you were elected to represent them, such a person is wicked. When an appointed or elected person fails to fulfill his manifesto for which he was entrusted with the mandate of the people, he becomes a wicked person.

"Looking down the streets of leadership in Nigeria today, you will find men and women who boast in flattering the populace. This is a sign that God is not with our leaders," he added.

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