by Azubuike Azikiwe
According to Reverend Simeon Okah, corruption can be found in churches, as even ushers steal offerings and tithes.
The Deputy National President of the South South arm of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigerian (PFN), has stated that corruption is endemic in Nigeria, and the church is not an exception.
During an end of year press briefing at the church’s headquarters in Warri, Delta, Okah spoke on the new phase of his anti-corruption crusade, the security and political situation in Nigeria.
The founder and General Overseer of Flocks of Christ Mission said: “Corruption has eaten so deep into the society that it is no just about politicians alone. In the church, you have to almost always pray with one eye opened because in some of the places, even some ushers and finance people steal the offerings. It is terrible.”
Okah also spoke on President Goodluck Jonathan’s tackling of corruption in his government, saying that there can be a drastic change if Nigerians give the president a second chance to control the government.
“I agree that the President is surrounded by a lot of corrupt people and it is like when he removes one bad egg, he replaces with two bad eggs. But I have no doubt that the president is a favoured child and he has the magic wand to make change.”
“I believe he is being limited presently by the way he came in and the challenges of security being faced by his government and there the lure to please all sides. The moment he is returned for another term, things would not be same again. He is going to make the difference.” Okah said.
Okah also added that those wishing Nigeria to break up in 2015 will be disappointed, saying that the country will not break up, as the elections will be successfully conducted.