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Anglican Archbishop of Kaduna delivers sermon on Nigerian corruption

Posted on: August 1, 2003 12:32 PM
Related Categories: Nigeria

[ACNS source:] The Anglican Archbishop of Kaduna province in Nigeria, the Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, has said that the political crisis in Anambra State is a reflection of a "corruption-infested society".

Speaking at a special sermon last Sunday at St Michael's Anglican Cathedral, Kaduna, Archbishop Idowu-Fearon noted that politicians had sowed corruption.

He affirmed that Nigeria would not make any meaningful progress with the level of corruption, which he described as "endemic".

"Nigeria is corrupt; our country is sick; corruption is killing this country," the Archbishop lamented. "There are religious programs everywhere but the people are not religious and there are churches springing up everywhere but there is evil all over the place.

"Corruption has continued to thrive in Nigeria because Christians have lowered the standards of Christianity."

He charged Christians, whether in or out of politics, to conduct their affairs in accordance with the teachings of the Bible.