Tinubu Must Act Fast on Hunger and Hardship, Says Anglican Primate

The leader of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, has made a passionate appeal to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to take swift action to alleviate the hunger and hardship that Nigerians are facing.

The appeal was part of a communique issued by the church’s top officials, including Primate Ndukuba, the Dean, Most Rev Blessing Enyindah and General Secretary, Ven. Gershinen Paul Dajur, after a meeting in Delta State. The communique highlighted the urgent issues affecting the nation and called for repentance and resistance to apostasy.

The church leaders expressed their concern over the government’s plans and policies, the corruption problem, the judicial system, the economic crisis, and the poor state of education. They also denounced the violent attacks in many states and called on the government and security agencies to protect the lives and properties of Nigerians.

The communique stressed the need for a constitutional review that would reflect the true wishes of the people and ensure no group was marginalized or oppressed.

It said, “The standing committee meeting of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), therefore, calls on the President and government to rise to the occasion of the challenging issues facing the nation.
All corrupt public office holders and their collaborators should be brought to book and disciplined accordingly. We call on the judiciary to do more to guarantee justice in the country.

“The Nigeria economy has been a subject of great concern due to its diverse and biting challenges.
It is currently at its lowest ebb since independence with macro-economic indicators moving in discouraging directions. Monetary policies have been inconsistent, non-supportive of economic growth, ineffective and cost-push inflation has been out of control resulting in high food prices. Nigerians are hungry.”

It urged the government to reconsider its reliance on external borrowing, pay more attention to fiscal policies, and diversify its economic base “by harnessing our abundant natural resources.”

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