By Peter Usman/:
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Yakubu Pam, has said that corruption in Nigeria is worse than COVID 19 pandemic.
He stated this in his office in Abuja, while playing host to members of the Manyyaba House of the Bayero University, Kano, Centre for Democratic Studies, an anti – corruption and inter faith group on a courtesy visit on Thursday 25 February, 2021.
Rev Pam stressed that Nigeria should take corruption as a national emergency.
According to him, “We used to think that there is no corruption in religious institutions, but revelation has shown it is everywhere”.
He intimated his guests that fighting corruption is number one of his six point agenda in the Commission, adding that corruption had eaten deep into the fabric of our society and it requires a holistic and pragmatic approach.
Rev. Pam commended the Manyyaba House for injecting inter faith content in the fight against corruption . In his words,” this is a very good development, especially when we bring in inter faith in the fight against corruption”.
He reaffirmed that” it is very important for the religious leaders to lead the vanguard against corruption” He promised to support their efforts in the realisation of their objectives.
Earlier, the Director of Manyyaba House, Prof. Ismaila Zango said he was in NCPC with his team to inform the Executive Secretary about their project on anti corruption using inter faith approach.
The Director posited that the fight against corruption in Nigeria would not succeed except we bring in our religious values into it.
He elucidated that his group was working closely with a number of faith organisations in the country to advance their cause.
He further hinted that they were partnering with schools in the country and have been able to form anti corruption clubs in about 47 of such schools across the country.
He said they were in NCPC to brief the Executive Secretary about the activities of the House and to solicit his support.