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 possibly not shield 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 informed the federal government to cease pretending to be in cost when it was apparent that non-state actors have taken over the nation.
Onayekan said 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 type 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 mentioned the federal government has no excuse for the present insecurity in elements of the nation.
He warned that if the federal government doesn’t take a particular step, there might be a revolt that may be harmful to the folks.
Onayekan mentioned, “The actual fact stays that we aren’t the place we ought to be. We shouldn’t be dwelling 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 dwelling in a rustic the place the kids can not research in colleges and the place bandits can come and cart away college students and their lecturers into the bush and sit there and boast for dialogue.
“Sadly, we have now individuals who declare to be out 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 just isn’t political, moral or spiritual, however goes deeper than that.
“This has nothing to do with APC or PDP, it’s not political and we have now additionally seen that it has nothing to do with Islam or Christianity, not even with our moral variations. We’ve a gang of criminals which might be nearly taking up our nation and the federal government ought to both do it or enable others to do it,” the clergyman added.