Monsignor Francis Ogunmodede, Episcopal Vicar/Dean, Lekki Region of the Catholic Arch. Diocese of Lagos has advised President Mohammadu Buhari to choose the right people into his cabinet to reduce corruption.
Ogunmodede told NAN on Saturday in Lagos that Buhari was known for integrity but may lose the fight against corruption if he made wrong appointments.
The Parish priest of St. Philips and James, Lekki, also advised Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to relax in the pursuit of their vision for change.
According to him, APC may win the next election if they fulfill their promises but human weakness being what it is, they too may relax and corruption may set in. “APC needs self discipline to remain focused.
“President Buhari is regarded to be an upright person and without flair for corruption; that is one thing that is characteristic of him and people love him for that.
“He should work on that and strive to nip in the bud any corrupt practices.
“He has to select the right type of people now, look into their history and see if they have flair for corruption or if they have been accused of mismanagement of funds or other negative tendencies.
“We need selfless people who would not think of themselves but would think of serving the society.
“I am not envisaging that President Buhari would be able to wipe out corruption completely, but my prayer for him is for him to diminish it as much as possible,” he said.
He commended former President Goodluck Jonathan for breaking the jinx of African leaders holding onto power to give birth to a new dawn of democracy in the nation.