Primate Ndukuba cries out to Tinubu over Nigerians suffering

The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Most Revd Henry Ndukuba has lamented on the increasing hardship, starvation and economic difficulties which ordinary Nigerians are facing.

Penpushing reports that the cleric made this known to President Bola Tinubu in a statement made available to journalists by Sir Folu Olamiti, stressing that these are very tough times in the country particularly for the ordinary citizens

The clergyman delivered his Presidential address to the delegates to the second session of the 12th Synod of the Diocese of Abuja at the Basilica of Grace Gudu in Abuja on Saturday with the theme: ‘By This Time Tomorrow: Breaking The Siege Upon The Nation”.

Penpushing further reports that the the Primate traced some of the problems to few leaders who had constituted themselves evil cabals and sacred cows in the country, and equally spoke about the insecurity of lives and property that had become major concern and cancer that is eating deep into the fabric of the country national life.

The Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of All Nigeria of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion pointed out that from all indications, it would seem as though Nigeria is becoming a failed state in the league of Somalia and South Sudan which are riddled with internal conflicts.

Penpushing also reports that he lamented that Nigeria has been at warwith herself, adding that the porous borders and selfish political and religious interests have fueled this exploitation and the complicity of the security agencies in the kidnap rings that makes it difficult to deal with.

The Primate on the economy, said this was in bad shape, stressing that it is so clear that even ordinary citizens and families feel the pains daily, and on the biting fuel scarcity and increase in electricity tariff, he said the citizens were groaning in pains.

Penpushing reports that having painted these gory scenarios the Primate said he appreciated Tinubu for the efforts he was making to tackle these hydra headed problems, and commended him for the nature of good appointments into offices as ministers, heads of government, agencies and parastatals.

The cleric, however, singled out two of such appointments– New Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mr Olanipekun Olukoyede and new Central Bank Governor (CBN) Olayemi Cardoso.

Penpushing further reports that on the anti-crime boss, he commended him for the fresh drive to call past leaders to order to answer for their corruption escapades and to be held accountable for their actions.

The clergyman noted that that latest of this was the former Aviation Minister Sirika, who swindled this nation under the guise of establishing a National Air Carrier, stating that it was such that his collaborators in Ethiopia were immediately sacked by the government of Ethiopia while Sirika was walking free in Nigeria and looting more.

Penpushing also reports that the Primate on Cardoso and his team, he commended them for trying to stabilize foreign exchange rates urging them to continue to do their best to address those factors contributing to the adverse economic conditions in Nigeria.

The Primate said the Church supported the organised labour in its demand to seek for meaningful relief in the hike in electricity tariff, emphasizing that there need for review of wages in view of the hyper-inflation and general harsh economic environment.

Penpushing reports that dignitaries drawn from government and captains of industry sat through the two-hour delivery of the Bishop charge and they equally after generously launched the charge, and also in attendance was the immediate past Primate Most Revd Nicholas Okoh was in attendance who gave an encouraging speech and rounded it up with a closing prayer.

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