Subsidy: Don't Kill Nigerians, Tackle Corruption— APC Chieftain, Tunde Bakare Tells Tinubu

By Damilare Adeleye

A former presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress and Senior Pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged President Bola Tinubu to tackle corruption and not Nigerians as he steers the affairs of the country.

The clergyman cum politician lamented that the subsidy removal is having adverse effects on Nigerians saying, “Mr President, kill corruption, and not Nigerians. No economy can thrive on impunity.”

Speaking on the theme ‘Vice, virtue and time: The three things that shall never stand still’ at the church auditorium, located on Kuditat Abiola way, Ikeja in Lagos, the cleric also faulted the proposed military intervention in Niger Republic by ECOWAS.

He said: “Local support for Nigeria by Nigeriens is at an all-time low. It is, therefore, counter-productive to engage in a warfare. While we condemn coup d’etat in West Africa, we recognize that the situation calls for deep, introspection on the part of African leaders.

“We call upon Nigeria at this time to provide good leadership. The real question is whether President Tinubu has capacity to provide the moral leadership even in the domestic context.”

Expressing optimism that God will move in Nigeria after his state of the nation broadcast, he said: “We must share what the Lord has said to us and what he has shown to us. Today’s state of the nation broadcast is a by product of what we have seen and what we have heard.

“You’re going to see God’s move in our nation after this state of the nation broadcast. Today will mark the time, day and season that God intervened in Nigeria’s affairs.”