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Then Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.

Make National Assembly A Part-Time Job And Pay Lawmakers Only Sitting Allowance – Says Archbishop Of Abuja Diocese

• Wants govt, oil firms to tackle N’Delta problems

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan has called for a thorough investigation of the judges arrested over allegations of corruption, describing the development as a national embarrassment.

Onaiyekan, who said this in Ilorin, Kwara State at the weekend, expressed disappointment with the way the National Judicial Council (NJC) handled some matters relating to the allegedly corrupt judges. He, however, called for a thorough investigation into all the cases affecting judicial officials, insisting on transparent investigation.

The cardinal declared the support of all Catholic bishops in the country to the fight against graft. He, however, warned against the abuse of fundamental human rights.

Onaiyekan said the entire world was now watching how the Buhari government is tackling corruption hence the need for suspects to be given fair hearing.

Then Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, speaking before the US Commission on Peace and Reconciliation.
Then Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, speaking before the US Commission on International Relations. On the right is the Sultan of Sokoto, Amirul Mumineen, Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III.

He suggested that proceedings in the National Assembly should be made to be on a part-time basis and lawmakers be paid only sitting allowance more so that the nation is experiencing economic recession. He cautioned the lawmakers not to make the electorate to lose confidence in their ability to lead them.

Answering another question, Archbishop Onaiyekan urged the Federal Government not to pay lip service to the issues affecting residents of the Niger Delta region, who are victims of oil spillage.

Then Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.
Then Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan.

The cleric charged the Federal Government to provide a solution that would take care of them by the international oil companies to alleviate their sufferings with well-coordinated welfare programme.

Archbishop Onaiyekan disclosed that past governments have not been fair to people of the region where the nation gets her revenue. The cardinal also called for dialogue with the Boko Haram sects particularly on the release of the remaining Chibok girls that are still in captivity.

Source: The Guardian.

About Dr. Idris Ahmed

Dr. Idris Ahmed is the President and founder of the CUPS organisation. He is a Cryptologist (Mathematical science of designing and breaking computer security systems). He is the founder and Chief Executive officer of Tecomex Forensics Ltd (www.tecomex-forensics.com). He is passionate about fighting corruption, enhancing democracy, and establishing good governance in Nigeria. He is the Editor in Chief of the cupstv.com website.