From Danusa Ocholi, Jerusalem:
Nigerian Christians have been urged to recognize their identity as the light and salt of the world, and rise to the responsibility of correcting various ills especially corruption in the society through their exemplary conduct. Rev. Dr. Jonah Samson, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) FCT chapter stated this at Shepherd Field in Bethlehem at the ongoing 2017 pilgrimage in Holy Land. Dr. Samson regretted that corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of the Nigerian society and was largely responsible for the country’s
socio-economic underdevelopment. He, therefore, called on Nigerians to put all hands on deck to eliminate vice. Lamenting the high level of corruption and the poor level of development in the country, Dr. Samson said Christians should not be seen to be perpetrating acts of corruption in their places of assignments, rather they should be true ambassadors of Christ wherever
they find themselves. He said: “The Church should speak with one voice and rise against the menace of corruption. They should join hands with government in the fight against corruption. It is a task which the Church must embrace with all sincerity. He added: “It is unfortunate that the Church has remained too silent in tackling the issues that affect the society. If we reprocess ourselves morally, then we are laying the foundation for a new start for ourselves and the entire country.” “For Nigeria to achieve speedy development, people must do away with sentiments, corruption, injustice, and abuse of office, among others.’’ He reiterated the commitment of the church to supporting key government policies that can impact the lives of Nigerians. He further appealed to Nigerians to be law abiding by respecting constituted authorities for peace and national development.