Anglican Primate Laments Growing Culture of Telling Of Lies in Nigeria
The Primate of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria, Archbishop Henry Ndukuba, has said that telling lies has become a way of life among Nigerians and their leaders.
He is worried that Nigerians now tell lies with reckless abandon.
According to the Primate, it now appears as if telling of lies is in the DNA of the average Nigerian.
The Primate expressed his concern in his sermon during the special thanksgiving service held on Thursday, to mark the eightieth birthday anniversary of the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, at the Cathedral of Saint Peters, Ake, and Abeokuta, The Ogun State capital.
The cleric, who was represented by the retired Primate, Reverend Peter Akinola, also decried the level of corruption in the country, which he said also extended to traders in the market and filling station attendants.
According to the primate, Nigerian leaders must change, and fear god in the performance of their constitutional duties.
The special service was attended by dignitaries, including Former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Governor Dapo Abiodun, who represented President Tinubu; his Deputy, Engineer Noimot Salako-Oyedele; and Finance Minister, Wale Edun.
Also in attendance were Former Governors Olusegun Osoba and Ibikunle Amosun, as well as Senator Shuaib Salisu, Nigeria High Commissioner to The UK, Sarafa Tunji Ishola, and Former CBN Deputy Governor Tunde Lemo.
The traditional rulers were led to the service by the Chairman of Ogun State Traditional Council, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, The Akarigbo of Remoland, as well as, the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, the Olowu of Owu Egba, Oba Sakariyau Matemilola, the Oshile of Oke Ona Egba, Oba Adedapo Tejuoso, and the Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Obalanlege.