Nigerians losing faith in govt – Primate Okoh
The Primate, Anglican Communion, Nigeria, Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has expressed concern that Nigerians are beginning to lose faith in government on account of the insecurity challenges in the country.
He stated that the citizens were afraid that things might get out of control.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after a thanksgiving service to mark the end of the second session of the eight Synod of the Anglican Communion in Abuja on Sunday, Okoh urged Nigerians not to lose faith stressing that God is able to protect them.
Concerning fears in some quarters that Nigeria might break up by 2015, the Primate urged the people not to lose faith in the nation, adding that God is able to solve the nation’s problems.
He said, “Individuals are beginning to lose faith in themselves, because they feel everything is collapsing, but with God, things cannot be out of control. Nigeria is moving towards a particular direction and we need to be patient.”
The Bishop of Ondo Diocese, Rt Rev. George Lasebikan, called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to lose focus in the midst of the challenges facing the country.
Lasebikan stated that Nigeria was not the only country witnessing crisis situations.
He noted that the economic meltdown had so much affected America that she had become one of the greatest borrowers in the world.
While urging Jonathan to call on God, the cleric tasked Christians to have their faith firmly rooted in God, and believe in Him who can provide ultimate solution to the current crisis.
“President Jonathan should remain focus on God who is able to solve all problems, he should call the attention of God,” he said.
Meanwhile, senator representing Nasarawa South, Mr. Suleiman Adokwe, has said the revelations made during the probe of oil subsidy regime by the House of Representatives has made it clear that subsidy has outlived its usefulness.
He said the National Assembly was not aware of any move by the Presidency to remove the remaining subsidy on petroleum products.
He believed the remaining subsidy should be withdrawn because it had not made any appreciable impact on the, masses who were supposed to benefit from it.
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