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Crime was low when churches weren’t so rampant – Reno Omokri


According to Reno Omokri, ‘as a youth growing up in Nigeria, churches were not so rampant. Crime was low and people were content. As I grew up, churches became rampant.

As they increased, crime rose and discontentment grew. Perhaps Nigeria needs more contentment, and less religiosity? As a nation, we need to understand that it is righteousness that exalts a nation and not religion’.


  1. Increase in crime in Nigeria has little or nothing to do with the Church. There is increase in crime, because of the increase in the number of people who want to take from Nigeria without giving back to her and the decisions of incompetent and selfish leaders.
    These people have mismanaged the economy, destroyed the educational institution, ruined the social and political landscapes, changed our value system and created unemployment by looting the treasury. The resultant effect is the increase in crime rate.
    To be sincere, most Nigerians are not criminal minded. To some, crime is a survival strategy. My advice to you and to all the leaders is this: do the right thing, be creative and stop blaming others over your failings. Both past and present government, have not shown enough Will and capacity to put Nigeria on the path of development or return her to her glorious days.


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