Makurdi, 26 August, 2020 / 7:09 pm (ACI Africa).
The Catholic Bishop of Nigeria’s Makurdi Diocese has condemned the high level of corruption in the country saying if not addressed, the West African nation will be left “tattered” by the vice.
“The high level of corruption being perpetrated by politicians and government officials will leave the country tattered, if not controlled,” Bishop Wilfred Chikpa Anagbe has been quoted as saying Tuesday, August 25 during his pastoral visit to St. Augustine Catholic Church, Makurdi.
Bishop Anagbe who is a member of the Claresians (CMF) added, “The economy of the country and welfare of the people are being sacrificed for the selfish interest of those who are opportune to be in positions of authority.”
He described corruption as a “can of worms” and worse than COVID-19 and other challenges facing the nation.
Bishop Anagbe’s concerns come weeks after the Local Ordinary of Abuja, Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama decried “pervasive corruption” in Africa’s most populous country.