The previous President of the Catholic Bishops’ Convention of Nigeria and the Archbishop of Abuja, John Onayekan has requested the present administration to stop the stage if it may not defend and safe the lives of residents.
The cleric made the decision whereas condemning the most recent pattern of dialoguing with the bandits within the nation.
He advised the federal government to cease pretending to be in cost when it was apparent that non-state actors have taken over the nation.
Onayekan acknowledged this throughout an interview with newsmen after the ordination of the Auxillary Bishop of Minna Diocese
“If the federal government can not safe the lives of the folks, they need to name for a form of nationwide cohesion. They need to cease pretending that they’re those ruling. In some nations when these incidents occur, it will get to a stage the place the federal government will name for nationwide unity the place everybody comes on board to proffer options.”
Onayekan stated the federal government has no excuse for the present insecurity in components of the nation.
He warned that if the federal government doesn’t take a particular step, there can be a revolt that will be harmful to the folks.
Onayekan stated, “The very fact stays that we’re not the place we must be. We shouldn’t be residing in a rustic the place we’re at all times with our hearts in our mouth once we are shifting from one place to a different”
“We shouldn’t be residing in a rustic the place the kids can not research in faculties and the place bandits can come and cart away college students and their academics into the bush and sit there and boast for dialogue.
“Sadly, we now have individuals who declare to be our leaders who throughout elections pressured us, begged us and cajoled us to place them in energy, now that they’re in energy, do your work for goodness sake.”
He insisted that the struggle towards banditry and criminality within the nation shouldn’t be political, moral or non secular, however goes deeper than that.
“This has nothing to do with APC or PDP, it isn’t political and we now have additionally seen that it has nothing to do with Islam or Christianity, not even with our moral variations. We now have a gang of criminals which can be nearly taking on our nation and the federal government ought to both do it or permit others to do it,” the clergyman added.