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No immediate fix to Nigeria’s woes – Anglican Primate

…warns judiciary against being used by politicians


ABUJA – The Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Revd Nicholas Okoh has said that there is no immediate solution to the country’s problems, but optimistic that Nigerians would soon begin to leave a normal life again.

To this end, the cleric appealed to Federal Government to pay serious attention to dwindling economy situation in the country.

Primate of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh
Primate of the Anglican Church in Nigeria, Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh

Okoh, who was speaking in an interview at the Conference of Registrars, Chancellors and Legal Officers of the church, in Abuja, called on judiciary to refuse to be used by disgruntled politicians to scatter the country.

Primate noted that although Nigeria is a process of being revived but needed more patience and sacrifice to bounce back.

According to him, “we have been assured by the Present administration, it will take quiet sometime to fixed Nigeria.

“There is no immediate fixed to Nigeria problem, to fix Nigeria of today requires a lot of patient and sacrifice.

“Nigeria is a way already been revived if you watch the trend from the budget was passed notwithstanding, with the difficulty still associate with the budget I am referring to the issue of padding step by step as money is being released by government people will begin to find something to do.

“More money will begin to circulate and the tension and the austere situation will begin to get better. The present administration is trying their best to ensure things come back to normal.

“Hopefully as we begin the second year if all the challenges in the country such as the trouble that we have dwindling oil revenue, the problem in the north east which is at the moment the focus of an attention, the clash the farmers and herdsmen are taken care of, the average Nigerian will start to leave a normal life again.

“So, we call upon authority to continue to pay serious attention to normalize the economy situation in the country.

On Judiciary, Okoh expressed displeasure on conflicting court judgment that is rampant in the nation’s judicial system, calling on them to address the matter.

He said: “it’s very embarrassing that on a single issue a court will be making conflicting pronouncement, confuses the ordinary people like us.

“One judgment today another judgment tomorrow, good example is the issue of PDP and that of Abia state government; these are example of inconsistencies in the Judiciary and I think they should find solution to it because it doesn’t portrait them in a light manner.”

Earlier, the Conference Registrar, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion) Barr. Abraham Yisa said the purpose of the conference was to bring all chancellors’ and Registrars’ together to brainstorm, exchange the ideas, for the growth and development of the church as well as the country at large.


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