Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday decried domestic violence against women and said anyone who does not love his wife certainly does not love himself.
Osinbajo made the remarks on the occasion of Fathers’ Day Celebration at the Aso Villa Chapel
“For us, the Scripture says that we must love our wives as ourselves and also goes on to say that any one who does not love his wife certainly does not love himself. Anyone who indulges in any form of domestic violence obviously needs some teaching and some discipline.”
“I think it is a shame. Although in some cases you find that it is a disorder of some kind or the other. And I think people need to be counseled. In some cases people need to be treated. It really is a sort of thing that should never be tolerated, beating anybody at all is wrong, let alone beating one’s wife who is supposed to be one and the same person.”
The acting president also used the opportunity to call on church leader to expose their members who grow rich through fraudulent means.
“If the church says we will not accept you here or that we will expose you if you are stealing the resources of the country or stealing the resources of a private company or other establishment where you work, we would not have the type of problem that we have in this country.”
“Every time that we come to church, we are told about giving. But we need to talk more about honesty. We need to talk far more about honesty.”
“In the same way we talk about giving, we need to talk more about honesty because just like His Eminence said, Nigeria’s great problem is not the absence of prosperity.” It is as he so eloquently put it, that we have enough for our needs but we don’t have enough for our greed.”
“The greed of many is what has landed this country where it is today. It is the greed of so many; many who have been placed in position of authority.” It is their greed that has landed us where we are, where it is difficult to do the sorts of things His Eminence saw in Washington and so many other places. You cannot steal half of the resources of the country and expect to build the sort of things you see in other places.”
“Many would say the reason why they steal is because they want to have an arsenal for future political exploits. It is a lie. It is greed. In any case, even if you want to do that, you have no right to do it.”
“And if the church says you are not allowed to steal and we will ostracize you in our midst if you did. If what a man has does not measure up to what he has, if we found that a man has more money than he should have, if a man is earning a salary of a civil servant or a public servant and he has houses everywhere, we have to hold him to account.” “But he must be held to account in the church. He must be told first in the church we will not allow you here. If the church says we will not accept you here or that we will expose you if you are stealing the resources of the country or stealing the resources of a private company or other establishment where you work, then we would not have the type of problem that we have in this country. If only the church does so.”
Source: Per Second News