Rt. Revd. Nathan Inyom, the bishop of the Makurdi Diocese of the Anglican Communion, stated on Tuesday that he is eager to work with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to combat corruption in the country and in the Church.
When the Bishop led a team to the EFCC’s Makurdi Zonal Command, he disclosed this.In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC Spokesperson, stated that Inyom voiced concerns on the methods and approaches used by individuals to manage church assets.
The clergyman brought attention to the problem of corruption in the church and said that the Anglican Communion is committed to collaborating with the Commission to address it.”We are here to interact with you and seek ways of collaboration in order to try and better understand how the Commission operates,” he stated.
How it can interact with the church, particularly in managing matters pertaining to cutting-edge methods that lead to malpractice and misappropriation.”The cleric claims that corruption within the church is a threat that has to be addressed.
As a minister of God, he continued, “one of my biggest frustrations in ministry is when people we hire to help us manage resources end up defrauding the church and taking away enormous sums of money meant for the development of the Church.
“According to Nathan, the Anglicans hold the commission in the highest regard for the crucial role it plays in preserving the country’s financial stability.
The cleric called on the EFCC to step up efforts to educate the people about the growing problem of financial and economic crimes.Friday Ebelo, the Zonal Commander of ACE 1, thanked the Bishop for coming.In order for the nation to triumph over the scourge of corruption, economic, and financial crimes, he turned to the church for counsel and intercession.