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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Stop blame game, it worsens situation – Ibadan Anglican Diocese tells Buhari

The Ibadan Anglican Diocese, on Friday urged the leadership of President Muhammadu Buari to stop what it called the blame game.

The Church stated that the absence of justice was the main reason many Nigerians were resorting to self-help.

It made these assertions in a communique issued and signed by the Most Reverend Joseph Akinfenwa at the end of its second session of the 22nd Synod of the Diocese, held at St David Anglican Church Ijokodo in Ibadan.

The communique said "The church notes that at every crossroad of the nation's problems, we resort to and defend our sectarian interests, no wonder our national patrimony is so parlous and derelict.

"There is tension everywhere because of too much divergent opinions to issues as we don't want the same thing, as what a section wants is inimical to to the interest of another section and nobody is ready to shift ground for the other.

"There is no justice in the land and it is difficult to preach righteousness – reasons why people now resort to self-help when they cannot get redress by just means.

"The Synod sees a nation with brutalized economy and solution cannot be achieved by trading blames as such keeps worsening the situation by keeping exchanging blame words."

Nigeria, according to the communique would start becoming a nation when the yearnings of federating units were addressed rather than suppressed.

On the forthcoming 2019 elections, the synod counselled politicians to eschew violence and brigandage.

On the issue of restructuring, the synod wants a return to the 1963 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria where each federating unit will consolidate "on their comparative advantage to generate funds for self sufficiency."

The synod sought for a revisit of 2014 Confab Report and implementation of same.
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