Religious Leaders In Nigeria: A Conglomeration Of 80% Dummies And 20% Wise People!

Does it not sound irritating and irksome when religious leaders ( both Islamic clerics and pastors) come on radio and television advocating for prayer as the only panacea to ameliorate corruption from our society?

So it's God and prayer that has been stopping corruption in China, Britain, and other western corruption? With all due respect, it's only a fool that does the same thing every time and expects a different result. Do we need God to provide electricity, good roads, adequate healthcare services, and alleviate poverty in our country? We never ask God to help us rig elections, steal, embezzle public funds, push hard drugs and oppress the poor, yet we do all these successfully. Now, how can we ask God to come and fight corruption for us as a nation? In most cases, no one disrespect God more than these so-called men of God. We need to divorce God and politics. God has already delegated the running of human affairs to men. It's now left for us to be thinking as people whose telencephalon is actively working and stop linking everything to God. 

The major problem we have in this country as far as curbing corruption is concerned is that the law of the land is weak and basically toothless. In the same vein, the law enforcement agents are all products of the same corrupt-ridden country of ours. Only a few people in Nigeria are not corrupt. Pastors are corrupt, Islamic clerics are corrupt, and also our politicians are corrupt. The two most honest people in Nigeria are little kids and "drunk people."

Fighting corruption as an anti-social act requires commonsense and the use of medulla oblongata. First of all, prayer shouldn't be our top priority. We need law stringent laws that are enforced in the last letter. Secondly, we have to put strategies in place to prevent, investigate, detect, punish and deter the infectious virus called corruption. A nation that relies on prayer to curb corruption will forever remain backward. Until we realize that God is not only a God of mercy but also a God of justice, then our problem as a country will not cease to persist. If Nigeria hangs ten former governors publicly for corrupt practices, corruption will reduce to the barest minimum. Mind you; I stand to be corrected because I know some people will not acquiesce with me!

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