*Says problems of Nigeria caused by lack of love among Nigerians
By Oluwatunmise Olayinka
Okoh assured that the church would not relent in praying for God’s intervention at “this time that the nation faces different challenges.’’ He said that some of the problems of the country were self-inflicted arising from lack of love among Nigerians. The primate wondered why some Nigerians would wish Buhari dead instead of praying for his quick recovery.
Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has thrown its weight behind the anti-corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Okoh noted that corruption was endemic and devilish such that it had made majority of Nigerian people live in extreme poverty even as he described the anti-corruption crusade of the Buhari administration as “a noble cause”.
Primate Nicholas Okoh stated this while delivering his address at the ongoing Standing Committee Meeting of the church at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun.
At the meeting themed, “I am that I am’’, Okoh expressed concern that the level of corruption in the country had assumed the status of a monster and posited that it must be confronted headlong.
Calling for the establishment of an independent body to help make the anti-corruption crusade a far-reaching programme, the Primate urged the Federal Government to ensure that the scope of the fight be spread across all tiers of government and groups.
In his words, “The Standing Committee wishes to commend the efforts of the Federal Government in the fight against corruption. We identify with the government in this fight, recognising it as a noble cause.”
The cleric also commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its social investment programmes aimed at empowering and improving the lives of the people at the grassroot including distribution of N5,000 each to the poorest of the poor in the country.
Most Rev. Okoh described the gestures as “demonstration of selflessness toward the populace, considering the prevalent harsh economic realities in the country.’’
He therefore urged the President to step up measures in checking the rising spate of kidnapping in the country as well as the activities of the herdsmen.
“The rising spate of kidnapping all over the country is alarming and worrisome. We call on the government to use all the forces available to it to fight this menace. Federal Government should come up with a policy to deliberately disarm the herdsmen.’’
Okoh assured that the church would not relent in praying for God’s intervention at “this time that the nation faces different challenges.’’
He said that some of the problems of the country were self-inflicted arising from lack of love among Nigerians.
The primate wondered why some Nigerians would wish Buhari dead instead of praying for his quick recovery.