The Priests Peace & Justice Initiative (PPJ), a platform for accountability for Christians in government has called on Christians and believers to shun all forms of Corruption.
The group reminded Christians in the country that they have a critical role to play in the fight against corruption.
The group stated this in a programme with the theme; “promoting Christians ethics in governance; the Role of Christians in Shunning Corruption”, which was held in Abuja, on Thursday.
Speaking at the programme, the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu cautioned that actions exhibited as Christians must be in tandem with the acceptable moral standard, saying it should reflect at individual workplaces either as public servants or as political office holders
Represented by a Special Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the Commission and Head, Monitoring, Mr Okey Benedict Agu, described corruption as a major challenge hindering social, political and economic development in any country.
According to him, all forms of corrupt practices are forbidden as provided in the Bible, saying any forms of dishonest conduct, acquiring or benefiting from illicit abuse of power by people entrusted with a position of authority was not good for the country’s growth.
Ojukwu further enjoined Christians to obey state authorities and do what is good as a matter of conscience and not because of God’s punishment.
Speaking earlier in a welcome address, Pastor (Dr.) Otive Igbuzor assured ministers that all support will be given for effective engagements of the project ahead.
According to Igbuzor, more researches will be conducted, while developing manuals and training of Pentecostal pastors geared towards accountability and income generation in churches would be made available.