The Methodist Church of Nigeria has described as laughable the list of looters recently released by the Federal Government.
The church said the list showed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s fight against corruption was a mirage.
This was part of a communiqué of the 57th Annual Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Umuahia (AKA Living Spring) presided over by the Archbishop of Umuahia Archdiocese and the Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Chibuzo Raphael Opoko with the theme “Strive for Peace and Holiness” (Heb. 12:14).
The communique read, “The synod commended the president and commander -in- chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on his commitment to zero corruption in Nigeria and wondered if there are sacred cows.
“The Synod notes that the recent list of corrupt officials by the Minister of Information, [Lai Mohammed] is laughable and portrays the government’s commitment as a mirage.”
The Synod said if the fight against corruption must be successful, there should not be any sacred cows, as many in both political parties could be culpable.
“War against corruption therefore should be total and comprehensive,” the church stated.