By AGBO SUNDAY
Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Ngbo Diocese has celebrated her 10th year anniversary and consecration of His Lordship Rt Revd. Christian I Ebisike.
At the event, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province of the Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu because he continued detention of the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra(IPOB), is causing much of tension in the country.
Bishop Chukwuma also challenges the federal government to stop marginalizing the south east so as to stop agitation for secession by IPOB and MASSOB.
His words,“Biafra is not for violent or confrontation, rather it is for agitation. What we are agitating is for our rights and equal rights and government should not misuse IPOB for secession because we are not seceding. But everybody should know that what we are looking for is for equal rights. The south east has been grossly marginalized.
“Even the recent appointments of the federal government, how many south east people are there? The service chiefs how many south east are there? The Commissioner of police everywhere, how many south east are there?
“We want our interest to be taking into consideration by the federal government and these agitations for Bifara by IPOB will go less.
On the health status of Mr. President, the Archbishop urged him to change his decision to travel abroad for the medical check-up.
Archbishop Chukwuma was of view that the President’s going back to London for the medical check – up was wastage of the nation’s resources in view of the prevailing economic situation in the country and doesn’t portray good image of the change begins with me campaign of his administration. He noted that the President should import the medical equipment into the country, employ well equipped medical personnel for the medical check-up. He also called for revitalization of the nation’s health facilities in the country and employment of capable hands to run the facilities to reduce wastage of scarce resources by seeking medical attention abroad.
“I am not in support of him going back to London because of the economic recession and going abroad to stop over for medical attention is corruption. The change begins with me campaign of his
administration should start from the president because I see no reasons why we should allow our hospitals here to be in deplorable conditions.
“ Doctors are on strike, Nurses are on strike because we don’t have equipment. Why can we import the equipments here and get Doctors well equipped for his treatment. So, going abroad for me is unfortunate and it is not good. He should have confidence in the medical facilities in the country because going abroad to access medical health seriously negates the change begins with me campaign of his administration”, he said.
The Bishop of ngbo diocese Dr. Christian Ebisike, in his remarks, thanked For sustaining the diocese since its creation and pray for his grace and enablement to win more souls for God.