The Federal Capital Territory Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Revd. Dr. Jonah Samson defined corruption as a monster with different faces, which has eaten deep into our societal fabrics, during Say No Campaign DoroCorruption Radio program on wazobia FM, Abuja.
As a body that constitutes all the denomination, he said that the Christian Association of Nigeria helps citizens to realize the dangers of corruption by making sure their followers understand and put into practice the sacred teaching of mutual love, peace, truth and justice as enshrined in the Scriptures.
Revd. Jonah expressed disapproval of some religious leaders who go against their divine mandate by not enrooting discipline and deemphasizing on the need to restrain from evil, illegal enrichment and any other form of corrupt practices prevented by Christianity.
Reacting to the idea of an individual or group of persons rigging election, stealing public funds for personal gain and donating part of it in churches, in form of thanksgiving, he discouraged religious leaders from accepting donations from members who do not have the capacity to acquire the huge sums they give in church, adding that religious leaders should be courageous enough to ban corrupt individuals as privileged members of the congregation.
The Convener of Say No Campaign, Mr. Ezenwa Nwagwu advised that the capacity of the church and Christian Association of Nigeria be strengthened to be able to fight corruption within the religious space, irrespective of the members social class.
Revd. Jonah urged religious leaders to be models to their followers because most perpetrators of corruption subscribe to a particular faith, either Christianity or Islam, which portrays them as followers of the supreme.