Kill Corruption, Not Nigerians, Tunde Bakare Tells Tinubu

Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, asked President Ahmed Tinubu to root out the corruption that has been the bane of the nation’s developmebt to save Nigerians from sufferings.

“Mr President, even though you have announced some palliatives, let me remind you that palliatives cannot address the root cause of the problems,” Bakare said in an ideologically charged “State of the Nation” address broadcast by Channels Television on Sunday.
According to Bakare, "We demand that you address the root cause of the problem. Take the yoke off the neck of the poor, go after the loot, recover the loot, and retool it for the benefit of Nigerians. In simple terms, Mr President, kill corruption, not Nigerians.”
However, in his reaction, the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ajibola Basiru, questioned Bakare’s competence to criticise economic decisions of Mr  President.
Basiru said, “I must quickly comment on what you played that Pastor Bakare said, although I don’t see him as a politician and, with respect to him, I don’t see him as even competent to say what he has said.
“The fact that you are talking of palliatives does not mean that we’re not confronting the headlong of correcting the dysfunctions and imbalances in the economy. So, we’re both addressing the issue of palliative as an immediate step and addressing the fundamental problem."