Awka Anglican synod flay Federal Government lopsided appointments -----decries killing of Nigerians in South Africa

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Anglican Diocese of Awka, Anambra state presided over by Right Reverend Dr Alexander Chibuzor Ibezim has ended its first session of the eleventh Synod, with a call on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reflect the federal character in its appointments and allocation of resources.

The call which was contained in a 19-point communiqué, signed by the synod secretary, Ven Clement Mgbemena, said the lopsided appointments portrays Nigeria and her leadership on a bad light to foreigners with its attendant consequences, particularly on investment. 

The Communique read in part: "The Synod condemns the negative portrayal of Nigeria and her leadership by Nigerians and observes that such negative confessions have some effects on Nigeria's perception by outsiders and how they relate with the country including in much-needed foreign direct investment.

"Synod also condemns the one-sided political appointments of the present Federal Government and calls on the present administration to reflect the Federal Character in the appointments and allocation of resources particularly the exclusion of the South-East from the on-going rail project by the Federal Government" it noted.

The church further expressed concern over the increasing health condition of President  Muhammadu Buhari, calling on its members to continue to pray for his quick recovery.

                                                                                       
"Synod resolves as is consistent with 1 Timothy 2: 1-2, that prayers, intercession and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings, and all who are in authority, and resolve to continue praying for his recovering believing that with God nothing is impossible" it added.

Earlier in his address, the bishop of the diocese, Rt. Rev. Alexander Ibezim described as unfortunate the incessant cases of inhuman attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa as well as vitriolic attack on Nigeria by some mass media in the country.

He said the development is a clear demonstration of strong hatred of Africans by Africans. 

Ibezim cautioned the federal government against diplomatic approach to the matter, saying it should rather be handled as straight case against Nigeria in view of the political position of Nigeria in the African continent.

"The federal government should make serious efforts in overcoming the current economic challenges which he attributed to the push factor for the migration of the citizenry to South Africa" he added.

Ibezim further decried the increasing cases of suicide in the present day Nigeria, saying the government has a big role to play in reversing the ugly trend.

He however noted that a daily work with God remains the preventive and curative solution.

"While the government has a big role to play in reversing rising tide of suicide in Nigeria, a daily work with God seems to be both preventive and curative" he added

He also charged the government to ensure that resurgence of meningitis disease is contained from spreading to other states particularly now it has spread to some coastal states like Delta and Lagos.

Bishop Ibezim seized the occasion to announce five new Archdeacons and three mew Canon in the diocese.


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