A cleric, Pastor Oluwole Benjamin, of the Stone Church, Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State, has tasked Nigerians to be tolerant and less critical of government policies in the fight against corruption.
Benjamin, speaking on the topic: ‘The Way Out is God’, at a church service marking the beginning of the 2012 press week of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the state, submitted that graft had become a cancer in the body polity of the country, and required the intervention of God to eliminate it.
He pointed to the seeming helplessness of the nation’s leaders towards surmounting corruption suggesting that God is the only solution out of the problem. Benjamin noted that many Nigerian leaders believe so much in themselves, thereby ruling arbitrarily, “not knowing that God owns them and their hearts. They need to come back to God”, he stressed, adding: “If only Nigerians and the leaders can believe that only God can solve the nation’s problems.”