Conference of Catholic Bishops, Ibadan Province, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan to confront growing corruption and insecurity in the country.
The bishops said this in a communique on Wednesday after their meeting at Aawe, Oyo State.
The communique signed by President and Secretary of the conference, Most Rev. Alaba Job and Most Rev. Felix Ajakaye, respectively was obtained by our correspondent in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.
The group also accused top officials of corrupt practices.
The bishops advised the President not to shield any public official accused of corruption from prosecution.
The communique read in part, “The Boko Haram insurgency, which continues to spread death, mayhem and destruction in Nigeria, is merely the most visible manifestation of our country’s burden of political chaos and confusion.
“Added to our huge backlog of unresolved murders and intrigues, now are very serious allegations of corruption against eminent Nigerians and even government officials in the current administration at various levels up to the very top.
“Government has so far not only failed to seriously investigate and prosecute most of these allegations but is now seen by many to even be shielding certain individuals and interests from prosecution. This fact greatly detracts from the credibility of the transformation agenda of the current administration and further demoralises our fractious nation.”