Economic Crisis: Cleric Wants Politicians’ Salaries Reduced

The Bishop of Diocese of Remo, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Right Reverend (Dr) Olusina Fape, has called for the review of the salary structure of politicians in view of the current economic realities confronting the nation.

He said the review must be done from the local, state to the federal, and submitted that political offices should be made less lucrative.

The theme of the Synod is “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

In his presidential address presented to the Third Session of the Eleventh Synod of the Diocese, held at the St. James’ Anglican Church, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State, on Friday, Fape described the salary packages of politicians as outrageous and that political offices should be made service-oriented.

“We call for a review of the salary structure of the politicians. Political offices should be made less lucrative. It should be service-oriented. It is our prayer that God will raise a generation of dedicated political office holders who will put the interest of the nation first. Knowing full well that the various positions they hold are to enable them render valuable services for the progress of our country,” he added.

The Bishop also appealed to the Federal Government to address the challenge of insecurity, saying the leadership of the country could not afford to aggravate the sufferings of the poor masses.

He also called for the quick implementation of the 2016 budget so as to add value to the day to day activities of the common man.

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