The Pastor in-charge of GloryLand Baptist Church, Federal Housing Authority, (FHA) Lugbe, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Pastor Niyi Ogundipe has canvassed for capital punishment as a way out of corruption among public office.
He insisted that if it required constitutional amendment, then it should be done in order punish any political office holders in a hard way for others to take caution.
“A man steals N50-60million, nothing happens to him because there is no sanction. In every community, men have this tendency to be bad, but what is the public machinery? We have to begin in a hard way to stop this corruption. We cannot continue this way,” he said.
Ogundipe made this known in Abuja yesterday at church service to mark father’s day. He said that President Goodluck Jonathan should be bold enough to appoint into his cabinet men of honour and integrity who would fear God.
He urged fathers to continue to serve God and be prayerful so that Nigeria could be better and change for good.
Speaking shortly after the ceremony, the President of Men Missionary Union (MMU) of the church, Barrister David Fehintola, urged men to fear God, as the fear of the Lord was the beginning of wisdom.
“Once we fear God, everything will fall in, and all that is happening in our society is because the fear of God is not in our heart. I also want our fathers to always train their children in a way they will fear God so that even somebody is sending them to go and perpetrate any evil, they will move away and say no, this is not what my father taught me,” Fahintola added.
He further explained that father’s day was designed for men as an opportunity to re-appraise themselves, to see whether they were doing things the way the Lord had commanded them to do in the Bible.