Preaching against corruption: Omokri, Sani lampoon Ag President Osinbajo
Reno Omokri, former social media aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and Kaduna Central Senator Shehu Sani have lampooned Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for berating gospel preachers not preaching against corruption.
TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the duo were reacting to Osinbajo’s utterances on Saturday in Enugu State, during the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria, during which he berated gospel preachers for failing to lend support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption war by failing to preach against the scourge.
“Very rarely do you hear our preachers talk about corruption from their pulpits. If a nation is not righteous nothing will help it. Our problem in this country is not ethnicity or religion; it is not about Christians or Muslims. Our problems are the same wherever you go in this country.
“The story of our country is about good and evil. It is about those that have left us in this condition by stealing our common resources. Do not let anyone deceive you. You should understand that our country can be delivered by people like you.
“All of the great nations of the world were transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not a gospel that tickles people’s imaginations or dwells on prosperity. It is not a gospel that fits your fancy. It is a gospel that teaches that righteousness exalts a nation,” Osinbajo had said.
Responding on Sunday, Omokri wondered why Osinbajo who himself is a pastor has refused to speak against evident corruption in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“Prof. Osinbajo complained that Nigerian pastors don’t support Buhari administration’s anti-corruption war and berated them for not preaching against corruption. This is coming from a pastor VP who himself does not talk about Leah Sharibu.
“Pastors condemned Babachir, Buhari let him go free; pastors condemned Maina, Buhari gave him double promotion; pastors spoke about Kemi, Buhari retained her; pastors condemned NNPC $25 billion scam, Buhari did nothing; who is the hypocrite between Osinbajo and pastors?” Omokri queried.
In his reaction, Senator Sani said, “We are not in short of Preachers against corruption; we are not in short of preachings against corruption; we are in short of compliance with the sermons”.