According to the Anglican Bishop of Wusasa Diocese in Zaria, Kaduna State, Rt. Rev. Ali Buba-Lamido, the death penalty was the best verdict for corrupt public office holders.
The cleric made this call at the Sixth Synod of the Wusasa Diocese of the Anglican Communion, held in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Buba-Lamido said the call became imperative in view of the fact that corruption could kill more people than a conventional weapon.
“If our leaders know that they would be prosecuted if found corrupt they would be on their toes to avoid corrupt practices.”
He further appealed with elected politicians to do everything possible to fulfill their campaign promises with a view to bringing succor to the electorate.
On the issue of unemployment, the bishop noted that the new administration needed to adopt proactive measures to tackle the problem but expressed confidence in the ability of the administration to deliver.
On Boko Haram, the cleric said, “However, I am satisfied with the approach taken by the new administration to tackle the menace of Boko Haram,” he said.
The synod featured presentation of awards to distinguished Nigerians, comprising Muslims, Christians, politicians and non-politicians.
The awardees include the Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris; a former Head of state, Yakubu Gowon; a former Governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Makarfi, Theophilus Danjuma and Abbas Tajuddeen.