The Methodist Bishop of Umuahia east diocese, Rt. Rev. Godfrey Agupusi on the weekend has referred to as on President Mohammadu Buhari to judiciously make use of the subsequent 4 years of his administration to develop Nigeria reasonably than carry the nation backward as witnessed up to now 4 years.
Agupusi made this recognized whereas fielding questions from journalists shortly after his go to to the governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, in Abakaliki.
His phrases: “I’m right here in Ebonyi State to indicate solidarity to the Governor David Umahi, who certainly has completed effectively for the previous 4 years. Anytime I come to Ebonyi, I really feel good as a result of the federal government has completed effectively in infrastructural improvement when in comparison with different states in Nigeria, particularly within the south east area.
“Go to other state capitals in Nigeria, you will see almost nothing.”
The clergy, nevertheless, expressed remorse over the scenario of issues in Nigeria, particularly when it comes to safety of lives and property, infrastructure and human improvement.
“Everyone is aware of that Nigeria will not be the place it presupposed to be. From the final election, I maintain saying that federal authorities took some states backwards but it surely has come and gone. The inauguration has been completed.
” I solely want that the leaders can have ardour for the individuals, ardour for the poor as a result of the poor is getting poorer. In a rich nation like Nigeria, the weak is getting weaker, the sick is getting extra sick.
“In Nigeria that God has blessed throughout the nation, thank God for some governors who’re doing very effectively.
“In case you speak of infrastructure, what do now we have, dilapidation each the place. Decay each the place and the leaders speak about hundreds of thousands and trillions of naira on a regular basis. Once they point out this sum of money, we turn out to be afraid as a result of a few of us haven’t seen such sum of money in our life however they speak about it as whether it is nothing.
“Sure, we see nothing. They inform us what they do within the tv and radio however within the sensible groups. Nonetheless, let it’s that they’re doing their finest however their finest will not be ok.
“In space of safety, all people is afraid and other people not transfer freely. It was not like this a few years in the past. Banditry and kidnapping are all over the place. Whether or not North, South, East and so forth, it’s the identical story. And authorities must do one thing about it. Impunity is an issue in Nigeria, say what you want however the authorities will do what they need to do. It isn’t good in governance.
“So, now we have completed elections, completed inaugurations however let the leaders sit down and ask God for what to do subsequent. My persons are struggling, what do I do? Thank God for the only a few, who’ve the eagerness for the individuals however typically talking Nigeria will not be but creating.
“We are going backwards. Frankly speaking we are going backwards, in spite of the great wealth God has given to Nigeria both man and materials,” he acknowledged.