The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has told the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, to address the rot, which he had allegedly brought upon the state, instead of making unguarded comments.
The association advised Bello to focus on rescuing his state from the grip of kidnappers instead of “trying to be the President’s errand boy.”
Bello had on Friday told the Catholic bishops that visited President Buhari on Thursday that only looters and those that carried the country’s funds in private jets to South Africa were angry with the current administration.
The media aide to CAN President, Pastor Bayo Oladeji, said that Bello had the rights to express himself, but insisted that what the bishops told the President was the truth about the situation in the country.
He added that the CAN leadership, had raised similar issues with Buhari during a visit in November last year, adding that what the President told the delegation was what he re-echoed during the Catholic Bishops’ visit.
Oladeji, who spoke with Punch on the matter, added that Bello should keep quiet if he had nothing sensible to say.
According to him, “If he (Bello) says some people were looking for free money, he should keep quiet if he has nothing to say.
“Under his watch, people are committing suicide and he has refused to pay workers.
“If he is the one that would be running to Abuja to defend the President, then something is wrong somewhere.
“Go to his (Bello’s ) state and see what is happening there; Okene is now the headquarters of kidnapping.
“If the welfare of his people is not his concern, he shouldn’t force the President to follow in his steps. If he wants to become the President’s errand boy, he should resign and relocate to Abuja.”