Anglican Primate Urges FG to go after Insecurity Sponsors

Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

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The primate of the church of Nigerian (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Nicholas Okoh has said that the political class in the country has been responsible for the nation’s growing insecurity and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to go after the sponsors.

Most Rev Okoh who spoke to Journalists in Asaba on Tuesday said that some privileged persons within the political class were taking advantage of insecurity to defraud some foreign donors, adding that to tame insecurity crisis in the country, the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration must go after their sponsors and bring them to their kneels.

Okoh alleged that those in question were using security situation to defraud international bodies in the name of non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and advocated for synergy among the different security agencies in the country, adding that pragmatic steps should be taken to eradicate suspicion among the agencies for the good of the nation.

While urging Federal Government to do all it can to free abducted Leah Sharibu and other Chibok girls, added that posterity will not forgive us if we forget Leah Sharibu, the Chibok girls and many others in the captivity of Boko Haram, bandits and others, saying” while the masses are suffering for no just cause, some privileged persons have turned the regrettable situation into business, defrauding international Organizations in the name of NGOs , while some others divert Public funds and materials meant for IDPs”

He said “As we commend the Federal Government for the efforts made in the fight against insecurity in the land, we urge that the fight should be directed towards the sponsors of this heinous crime against humanity no matter who they are, and that way begin to see results in positive ways.”

He regretted that most Nigerian youths were being humiliated and even killed in foreign countries that are less endowed than Nigeria because of unfavorably economy back home.

Okoh however renewed calls on government to fix the power sector, saying that past administrations have fed Nigerians with excuses which have become unacceptable, adding: “we wish to further remind this administration that one of the promises made before the 2015 General Elections was the diversification of the nation’s economy, so that we would no longer depend on fossil oil as the main source of revenue.”

Most Rev Okoh said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has not made any meaningful Progress in diversification of the nation’s economy, adding “we must realise that over the world, concerted effort is being made to find lasting alternative to dependence on fossil oil and therefore the earlier we rise and move with time, the better.”

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