BISHOP of Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion, Dr. Owen Nwokolo has cautioned the federal government not to abandon the on-going second Niger Bridge but strive to ensure early completion.
The bishop, who made the appeal in his address during the 31st Synod of the Ascension Church, Isiafor Obosi, applauded President Buhari’s administration for his land mark project. He however expressed regrets over the slow pace of the work.
The cleric further said the deplorable condition of Onitsha Enugu Road, Enugu-Umuahia- Owerri-Aba Port Harcourt express way, as well as Onitsha- Owerri Road, among others, need urgent attention.
He highlighted the importance of economic and social importance of the second Niger bridge, as well as other federal roads, stressing that projects of such magnitude deserved better attention.
On insecurity, the Chief Shepherd said the church condemned the spate of killings and kidnaping, as well as Boko Haram and the menace of Fulani Herdsmen and called for urgent solution to curb the worrisome situation.
“The case of Fulani Herdsmen is more alarming”. We call on the federal government to call Fulani Herdsmen to order to avoid reprisal attack from the communities they attacked, thereby threatening relative peace of the area.
The bishop further cautioned on the rate of unemployment which he attributed to mainly high rate of youth restiveness and other criminality. He urged the government to fashion way out especially to create employment.
He called on the judges to rise up to its responsibility. “We call on the judiciary to be courageous to take a firm stand against all forms of corruption and to nullify every election that violates the sanity of democratic process”.