The Anglican Diocese appealed to the government to lay down measures to clamp down on the activities of Boko Haram extremists and bandits.
Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma, the Archbishop and Bishop of Enugu, Ven. Dr. Stanley Nweze, Synod Secretary, Prof. Offornze Amucheazi, Chancellor of the Diocese and H.B.C. Ogboko, the Registrar all signed a communique that was released to the public.
The communique read: “The Synod notes that IPOB is not a terrorist organization, but are agitators for fairness and equity. The Synod urges the Federal Government to dialogue with various groups agitating for self determination in Nigeria, such as IPOB and others with a view to addressing issues surrounding the agitations.
“The Synod, however, condemns the attacks by soldiers and other security agents on innocent citizens of the Southeast and urges the security agents to exhibit professionalism in the discharge of their duties. The Synod urges the Federal Government to seek assistance from the International Community towards ensuring that peace is restored in the country,”
“The Synod commends the moves by the National Assembly to effect further amendments to the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended). The Synod, however, recommends that Nigeria needs a brand new Constitution that will meet the yearnings and aspirations of the teeming populace of this great country.
“The Synod decries the continued lopsidedness in the Federal Government’s appointments into public offices, which have continued unabated since the inception of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari till date. The Synod frowns against the Federal Government’s continued marginalization of the South East Region in Federal appointments in spite of the Federal Character Clause in Section 14 (3) of the Constitution. The Synod therefore calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse this trend.
Source: Newzandar News
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