President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the most corrupt in the history of the nation, according to Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province and Bishop of Enugu Diocese in the Anglican Communion.
On Monday night, Chukwuma gave a press conference in Enugu and criticized the Buhari administration for failing to combat corruption.
The cleric expressed sadness that the country’s situation had gotten worse under a government that had been elected on the promise that it would fight corruption and boost the economy.
He stated, “When Buhari took office, he promised change, and we welcomed him, but instead of what Nigerians were promised, what we are seeing is worse.
“Corruption is at an all-time high. Under this administration, there is far too much money laundering and embezzlement.
Even corrupt officials who were previously incarcerated by the previous administration have been granted pardons after being indicted and arrested.
“We were informed that there had been billions in loot recovered. I said the government is too corrupt because of this. They are stealing the recovered funds again.
According to DAILY POST, the Buhari administration earlier this year pardoned two former State governors who had been imprisoned for embezzling public funds.
Between 1999 and 2007, the former governors of Taraba State and Plateau State, respectively, were Jolly Nyame and Joshua Dariye.
They were among the 159 convicted criminals whose pardons the Council of State approved in April of this year.
The development, according to Archbishop Chukwuma, is a blatant sign that the government is not dedicated to the fight against corruption.
He also made fun of the government for the nation’s spiralling inflation, lamenting the fact that basic necessities were now out of the reach of the average person.
“Inflation is out of control right now more than ever. Today, a litre of gasoline costs between N250 and N300.
“Salaries are not being paid; the minimum wage has not yet been implemented in many States.
“Brain drain is at an all-time high; medical professionals in particular have all left the country, and the government is continuing as if nothing has changed.
We don’t know how the debt will be paid off, and we don’t even know what the government is doing with the loans, so their only interest is in taking out loans every day.
Oil theft has gotten worse. Why should the discovered vessel be set on fire? That would be evidence being destroyed. He bemoaned the fact that although some people were supposed to be fired for doing that, nothing had occurred.
Chukwuma advised the electorate to “look out for people with pedigree to bring us back” in the general elections of 2023.
People are even doubtful that the election won’t take place because it is so upsetting. We ought to ask God to intervene.
“All veteran politicians ought to retire; they are worthless. We desire fresh wine in fresh wine casings.
But he urged Nigerians to keep praying instead of giving up.
“I feel it is important to share this message as we enter Advent and get closer to Christmas and the New Year.
“Nigerians should pray more and put their faith in God to intervene. Let’s collaborate to improve Nigeria.
In the meantime, he denounced the attack on some communities in Eha-Amufu, in the Enugu State region of Isi-Uzo Local Government Area, which resulted in a number of fatalities.
While claiming some security staff members are undermining the efforts
He claimed that some of the security guards “are not helping us, they seem to be sympathetic to those killing our people.”