Anglican Bishop Call On FG To Dialogue With Agitators, as Ikpeazu Sue For One United Nigerian
Anglican Bishop Call On FG To Dialogue With Agitators,
as Ikpeazu Sue For One United Nigerian
By Ify Ashi Umuahia
The Archbishop Aba province and Bishop of Umuahia Diocese (Anglican communion) most Rev. Dr Ikechi Nwachukwu Nwosu has called on the federal government to dialogue with agitators, saying that using machine guns to kill the people would not be a solution to the agitation, saying use of force to quell agitation was totally wrong.
Bishop Nwosu who stated this during the church service at St. Stephen’s cathedral, Diocese of Umuahia (Anglican Communion) to mark Nigeria 57th independence anniversary affirmed that proscription of IPOB and use of force to quell agitation was not the best approach to achieve the desired objective.
He maintained that agitation is always a thing of the mind and no level of force can stop a people who believe in a cause noting that dialogue is often the answer to agitations.
Bishop Nwosu further noted that civil servants are also agitating but silently because of nonpayment of salaries, arrears and pension and called on the governor to pay workers, reminding that workers deserve their wages.
He disclosed that our leaders at all level have failed the people, adding that Nigeria at 57 should have known the dynamism of all tribes and treat them accordingly for the maintenance of peace and unity.
In his speech, governor Okezie Ikpeazu said Nigeria at 57 has come of age but it does not mean that all is well.
He thanked God that despite the crisis between Nigeria Army/IPOB members remarked that peace has eventually returned to the state
The governor said his prayers daily is for God’s wisdom adding that without God no nation can function well as he solicit for all and sundry not to lose hope in Nigerian project
Speaking to Reformist newspapers shortly after the church service, the special adviser to the governor on Police affairs and chairman zone 9 PCRC Dr Collins Obi said we have every reason to thank God and pray for our leaders despite challenges the nation has been passing through.
According to him Nigeria has potentials for prospect pointing out that divine intervention will certainly endeared our hope and aspiration while he expressed hope that there is every reason for youths to believe in Nigeria collective resolve to forge ahead.
He added that what the country need now is security across the country adding that removal of road block across the country by the inspector general of police was a welcome development and in the right direction.
He further commended the IGP and AIG Zone 9 for their efforts on security network adding that corruption in the police has drastically reduced under the watchful eyes of Idris Ibrahim.
Also speaking on the Nation’s 57 Anniversary, the former Nigeria envoy to Argentina, ambassador Empire Kanu expressed worry that Nigeria was not catching up with other nations across the world despite attending 57 years of age.
He pointed out that there was every need for total restructuring if we must get the country changed for better, saying that the people have endured for so long waiting for a better Nigeria.
In his advice, he urged the youths to remain peaceful and resolute as they are yearning for a positive turnaround of the country while he sued for calm and to avoid acts capable of drawing the country to then doomed ara.