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Cleric identifies Nigeria’s problems

By Festus Ahon
UGHELLI — GREED and self-centredness have been identified as causative factors in the socio-political and economic down-turn in the country.

Making the assertion during the funeral service of  late Pa Aremana Egbebo at Ogriagbene community in Bomadi Local Government Area, Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Joseph Opelema noted that the people suffered mostly due to bad leadership.

He said, “we experience difficulties in Nigeria because of greed on the part of our leaders. The people of the Niger Delta suffer mostly due to bad quality of representation and it had eaten deep into the system.”

He said that those in authority had what it takes to solve the problems of the country, but would not because, “they think of what they will acquire for themselves”.

Speaking with newsmen moments after, son of the deceased, most Rev. Bishop Hyacinth Egbobo, decried that treatable diseases and the affordable anti-malaria drugs that could not be afforded due to poverty and absence of good medical centres.

He enjoined Nigeria youths to be courageous and truth-loving, adding that courage should take the form of worthy virtues and not violence.


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