Catholic Bishops supports Buhari in the anti-graft war
Following their meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa yesterday, May 3, Catholic bishops have reiterated their support for President Buhari’s administration’s battle against graft.
According to Ignatius Kaigama who spoke with newsmen at the villa said: “The Catholic bishops in Nigeria have come to the Villa to greet the President. We had a warm and cordial meeting. We heard the President talk with passion about how to make this county better and to mobilise Nigerians to selflessly put in their best.
“Since 1960, the Catholic bishops have been talking against corruption, telling people to avoid it. It is a cancer, it is dangerous, it is a sickness and it is a social disease.
“We have assured the President that we are 100 per cent with him in his fight against corruption. With corruption, we can’t progress. With corruption, many things go wrong, immorality takes over, retrogression takes place. So, corruption is a huge obstacle that has to be dismantled.”
The bishops assured the President of their prayers, moral support and desire to cooperate, he noted that the Catholic Church had done much in education, health care or social services and other areas.
He added that the President has explained to them the difficulties, challenges, bottlenecks facing the country, which he said they now fully understand. The group called on Nigerians to give Buhari and his government a chance to bring about the change.
“He is sincere, he is dedicated, he is committed and together, we shall make wonderful progress,” he said.