By Etop Ekanem
LAGOS â€” THE Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, has commended Acting President Goodluck Jonathan for dissolving the Executive Council of the Federation, EXCOF.
Okogie made the commendation during the ordination of five deacons into priesthood at The Archdiocesan Marian Shrine, St Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos, weekend.
According to him, â€œthere are so many dead woods that are drawing the nation backward.Â I am only helping him with my little prayer that God will enlighten him to choose people that would be very active, within this one year he has to rule. They may be technocrats or not, but people who would have the love of the people at heart. People who would think less about themselves, and more about the nation. These are the people he needs.â€
He lambasted members of the National Assembly, state Assemblies and the local governments, saying: â€œThey are there eating money. What are they there for? Very few of them work. The same applies to the ministers.â€
On what should be Jonathanâ€™s focus within this short period, he said the acting president should focus more on provision of electricity to attract industries into the country.
On a statement by Col. Muammer Ghaddafi of Libya to the effect that Nigeria should be split into two along religious line, the Cardinal said: â€œGhaddafi is not a man someone would have to take seriously. When a man does not like peace, what else do you expect? He has been fighting war in all his life. Nobody should listen to him. Silence is the best answer to a fool.â€