By Sunmola Olowookere
Retired Anglican Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Bishop Bolanle Gbonigi has called for justice and equity in governance, saying without justice, there can be no peace.
He therefore urged Nigerian leaders to practice justice in every facet of their political lives.
He gave these comments during a special praise and thanksgiving service to mark his 90th birthday in Akure.
He advised those going into politics to do so with the mind to serve the people diligently, sacrificially and selflessly.
“There is so much poverty, suffering, diseases, pain, and insecurity in our country, Nigerians should go into politics in order to get rid of all these things that make life painful and unbearable for the people,” he urged.
He called on all to reflect the attributes of God such as love, holiness, righteousness, justice and peace.
He asked that the Nigerian government should embark on the restructuring.
Describing our democracy as counterfeit, he advised that there is an urgent need to evolve true democracy.
He posited that state governments that refused to pay the N30, 000 minimum wage are heartless.
He recommended that the pensions being paid to former governors and their deputies be suspended and that all the salaries and allowances collected by senators be reduced drastically.”
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