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PFN to FG: There shouldn’t be sacrificial lambs in anti-graft war

PFN to FG: There shouldn’t be sacrificial lambs in anti-graft war
June 29
23:41 2017

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) on Thursday urged the federal government to ensure there are no sacred cows or sacrificial lambs in its fight against corruption.

Felix Omobude, national president of PFN, made the call at the end of the fellowship’s 2nd quarter national executive council meeting in Lagos.

He said there is need for government to be fair in the fight against corruption.

He also urged government carry out the fight within the ambit of the law.

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He added that the PFN was glad that some economic measures aimed at reviving the economy had been put in place.

“However, the PFN is still concerned about the hardship the ordinary Nigerian is facing,” Omobude said.

“We are aware of the social intervention programmes, but we call for a more concerted on the part of federal government to mitigate the pains and generate more employment opportunities, especially for the youth.

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“We commend the efforts put into shoring up the naira in recent times, but we push for more concerted efforts in this regard.

“The government’s drive to promote patronage of locally produced goods is a commendable one.”

Omobude also asked the government not to relent in its effort in ensuring peace and security across the country.

He said there was need for more government to pay more attention to the plight of the victims of the southern Kaduna crisis.

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“PFN is worried at developments in southern Kaduna, especially the lack of prompt response to guarantee the security of lives and property there, leading to a loss of lives of many indigenes of that area,” he said.

“A delegation from the PFN recently paid a visit to southern Kaduna and made a presentation of N15 million worth of relief materials to the different groups, irrespective of ethnicity or religion. From this visit, we can see that there is much more that urgently needs to be done for the people of Southern Kaduna and urgently too.”

The PFN leader also expressed concerns on the controversy surrounding the revised basic education curriculum with regards to the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK).

While saying that changes that affecting the subject were not acceptable, he urged the government to ensure that it stands on its own as a separate subject “as it has always been.”

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“Collapsing CRK as only a part of Religion and National Values forecloses the opportunity of the subject being studied at the tertiary level by students and is unacceptable,” he said.

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