Abiara: Corruption won’t end in Nigeria until Jesus comes

Samuel Abiara, immediate past General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church in Nigeria, says corruption will never be totally eliminated from the country until Jesus comes.

He made the comments during an interview with Punch, adding that the issue of corruption in the country is indescribable.

Abiara urged people in positions of authority to think more about the people and about leaving lasting legacies.

“There is no way corruption will end in Nigeria before Jesus Christ comes. There is corruption everywhere. It is just that the way each country does theirs is different,” he said.

“But it seems the issue of graft in Nigeria is indescribable. It is disheartening the amount of money people steal in Nigeria.

“They steal so much and keep them in bizarre places. Why do they do this, knowing that one cannot live forever?

“I have come to realise that looters are only rich compared to wealthy people. The difference between the two is that those who steal public funds are only rich. They steal for their greed and self alone.

“But wealthy people work hard for their money. They work so hard to empower people by establishing firms where many work. They are conscious that they have to leave legacies long after their death.

“For example , Alhaji Aliko Dangote belongs to the group of the wealthy. He empowers many and establishes companies so many can earn a living.

“My advice to the greedy ones among us is that they should strive to do work that will speak well for them after death.”

Abiara said he does not believe that the country is worse than it was before the coming of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.



    “No, I don’t share in that view. One cannot satisfy the world. Even if God gives rain, some people will say it is too much, likewise if He makes the weather sunny,” he said.

    “God appointed the people in power. We should know that Rome was not built in a day. Before they got into power, things weren’t too good and they were expected to correct them in a hurry; in a day.

    “I appeal to Nigerians to be patient with them.”

    But he urged Buhari to focus on creating jobs for the vast unemployed youths, saying: “There should be massive jobs to engage the youth massively because idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”

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