Nigeria In One Minute

Why hardship may increase corruption in Nigeria, by cleric

CURRENT hardship affecting a large section of Nigerians has the capacity to increase the rate of corruption as people become desperate to survive, Bishop  Emmah Isong, Assistant National Deputy President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN,  South South, has said.

Speaking with Vanguard, yesterday, the President of Central  Christian Chapel International,  noted that those who ordinarily would have kept away from corruption could out of desperation to make ends meet be forced to engage in corrupt practices just to survive.

He said: “The question is, are we going to be alive in Nigeria till 2019 with the level of hardship the people are going through?  This situation has the tendency to make people who ordinarily would have stayed away from corrupt practices to engage in corruption.”

He said what the current administration should do is to draw up an economic blue print that focuses on increased agricultural production and rehabilitation of infrastructure to create jobs for people as many companies and industries were folding up and laying off workers which is exacerbating the hardship in the land.

Vanguard, August 23

Join the conversation

Opinions

About the author

Timothy Enietan-Matthews

Timothy is a versatile journalist, down to earth with a critical and curious mind.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!