Worshipers at the National ecumenical Centre in Abuja had yesterday made caricature of president Goodluck Jonathan when he declared that his administration’s commitment towards fighting corruption can only be compared to the United States’ strategies on corruption. Jonathan has said that His government is the second only to the United States in terms of war on corruption.
In a church service attended by several ministers, advisers, women organizations, chairmen of commissions, as well as former Heads of States, Yakubu Gowon and Olusegun Obasanjo, Jonathan had declared his government as one of the best ever had by Nigeria.
“Our commitment to the fight against corruption is second to that of America’s commitment. We are very commitment to it and everybody knows.”
The moment Jonathan had completed the above sentence, laughter took over the church hall as the entire congregations looked at one another, and at Jonathan in the most sarcastic way. The hysteric laughter embarrassed the President and his cabinet.
In order to save the day, his cabinet members clapped their hands despite the murmuring. However, a senior member who spoke with reporters after the church service had condemned Jonathan’s assertion, saying that Jonathan was merely deceiving himself with such a statement.
He said “Who does not know that this government is weak when it comes to fighting corruption? I think Jonathan is deceiving himself and not Nigerians,” he said smiling.
While speaking during the church service, the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor had advised Jonathan and his team to begin to treat the dreaded Boko Haram militants as a terrorist group. The CAN president had stated that the group had been given enough chance to repent, and that it was high time the government took the most aggressive decision on them.
Meanwhile,Jonathan will be celebrating the independence anniversary at the state’s house without the first lady who is currently on her sick bed in faraway Germany. The President would be making a live broadcast by 7am this morning.