Monday, September 5, 2016

Nigeria’s leaders behind bad state of the nation – Archbishop of Owerri

The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Dr. Anthony J. V. Obinna, has said the nation’s political leaders were behind its woes.
He told newsmen at the weekend that those managing the country’s affairs were reluctant or unwilling to unify Nigerians properly.

“In a world and in a nation in which the dignity of ever human being is echoed as sacred, inalienable and inviolable, no true and lasting peace, unity or unification can be attained without a negotiated consensus,” Obinna said.

The cleric called on leaders to create a more peaceful environment, through a deliberate and equitable consensus, “otherwise, Nigeria will remain a continually embattled nation.”

On state of security, he said: “Today, with hatred, violence and brutality being visibly visited upon citizens of our nation Nigeria and with impunity by Boko Haram members, Fulani herdsmen, sundry kidnappers, armed robbers and commandeered public security officials, traveling across Nigeria, has become a frightful hazard,” the Archbishop said.

“Imo State is not exempted from Nigeria’s overall violent environment, with Awarra, Ohaji area an embattled zone, leading to the phenomenon of internally displaced persons among us”, he added.

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