Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central, has disagreed with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s comment about Nigerian pastors not playing a role in the ongoing fight against corruption.
Osinbajo, who is also a pastor claimed on Saturday that Nigerian pastors were not doing enough in preaching against corruption in churches. Rather they are more particular about preaching prosperity which may subtly encourage corruption.
Osinbajo, speaking at the 30th National Biennial Conference of the Students Christian Movement of Nigeria holding in Enugu had berated pastors for failing to lend support to the Federal Government’s anti-corruption crusade.
He explained further that preachers were preoccupied with preaching prosperity rather than righteousness.
On Sunday, however, Osinbajo’s comments got a reaction from Kaduna lawmaker Shehu Sani, who took to Twitter to counter Osinbajo’s position on pastor’s role in the anti-corruption campaign.
He said religious leaders do preach against corruption in their sermons but Nigerians do not adhere to the preaching.
Sani tweeted: “We are not in short of Preachers against corruption. We are in short of compliance with the sermons.”