Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria (CBCN) have raised alarm over the looming collapse of Nigeria as a nation owing to the rising degree of insecurity ravaging your entire nation.
The Bishops mentioned that the nation had remained collectively simply by the grace of God, including that the survival of the nation was presently at stake.
This was contained in an announcement collectively signed by the CBCN President, Archbishop Augustine Akubueze and the Secretary, Most Rev. Camillus Raymond Umoh in Abuja on Tuesday.
In response to the assertion, the nation is falling aside as a consequence of severe rising insecurity clearly evident in widespread lack of lives and property triggered by the rising variety of bandits, Boko Haram, killer herdsmen and different legal parts throughout the nation.
The Bishops careworn that the insecurity had compelled individuals to consider that those that have assumed the obligation and authority to safe the nation are both unable or unwilling to take up the duties of their workplace.
The CBCN referred to as on related authorities to rapidly deal with the state of affairs, including that point is working out and the state of affairs wants to enhance!
The assertion reads in components, “The clamour for self-defense is quick gaining floor. Many ethnic champions are loudly beating the drums of conflict, calling not just for higher autonomy however even for outright opting out of a nation wherein they’ve misplaced all belief and sense of belonging. The requires secession on an ethnic foundation from many quarters shouldn’t be ignored or taken frivolously.
“Many have given up on the viability and even on the desirability of the Nigeria mission as one united nation. No surprise many non-state actors are filling the vacuum created by a palpable failure of presidency.
“The Federal Authorities beneath President Muhammadu Buhari can now not delay rising to its obligation to control the nation; not in keeping with ethnic and non secular biases however alongside the strains of goal and constructive rules of equity, fairness and, above all, justice.
“It’s not an excessive amount of for Nigerians to demand from Mr President sincerity each in the private and non-private area. There are not any extra excuses.
“We, of the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria, with members from all components of Nigeria, are very extremely disturbed concerning the current state of instability within the land.
“This should not be allowed to proceed to fester and degenerate. We’re elevating this alarm due to our deep patriotic love for our nation, not for any sectional pursuits, be they political, ethnic and even spiritual.
“Regardless of the persistence of crises round us; assassinations, Covid 19, kidnappings, murders, banditry, armed robberies, we sincerely affirm our religion within the viability and desirability of the Nigeria Challenge, as one affluent nation beneath God.
“However we’re additionally satisfied that constructing such a nation, particularly in our current circumstances, comes at a price. We’re additionally satisfied that the choice of tearing ourselves aside, comes with a price that’s far larger than what it takes to maintain ourselves collectively.
“We should be prepared to hunt a typical function with sincerity of thoughts. As people and as teams, we should be able to make the mandatory sacrifices that might allow us to handle our variations higher and switch them right into a constructive reasonably than a detrimental drive. Governments at totally different ranges should cleared the path”.