Sanwo-Olu, WATS Provost bemoan consequence of corruption, insecurity – Guardian
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the provost of West Africa Theological Seminary (WATS), Oluwafemi Martins, yesterday, reiterated the need to curb corrupt practices and insecurity in the country.
They disclosed this at the joint 30th and 31st Convocation and 32nd anniversary of the seminary, tagged: “Global Vision, Global Mission: Agenda for Excellence in Global Leadership through Theological Education,” at Ipaja, Lagos.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Home Affairs, Mrs Adetutu Ososanya, Sanwo-Olu said the love of self is overriding the hearts of men.
He stated that greed, corruption and immorality, which are the resultant effects of this, is the root cause of lacuna in leadership and the chaos the world is suffering from.
Martins on his part, said it was common knowledge that corruption is the biggest challenge confronting both the church and the Nigerian society.
He attributed it to weakness in the area of leadership development, while also lamenting that the prevailing insecurity in the country, which he said has continued to adversely affect the national economy, has made it difficult for local fund raising efforts.
Deputy President, Nigerian Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, who was the guest speaker, described the theme of the event as a challenge and admonition to all Christians.
“The change in global Christianity has brought about a need to assess the effectiveness of theological education today. Theological education in Africa is currently facing a number of challenges and those tasked to develop its curricula, programmes, institutions and methodologies are compelled to critically reflect on the relevance of the models used.”