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Akinlade highlights advantages of restructuring, charges FG act fast

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[File] Rt. Rev. Olubunmi Akinlade. Photo/Youtube

Bishop of the Diocese of Ife, Church of Nigeria, Anglican communion, Rt. Rev. Olubunmi Akinlade, while strongly pitching his tent with those who believe that it is better, Nigeria remains an entity, has however called on the Federal Government to stop shying away from reality and without delay embark on restructuring.

He made the call yesterday, at a press briefing held in the Bishop’s court, Ife, where he announced the 1st Session of the 11th Synod of the diocese of Ife scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021.

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“Nigeria, at present, is tottering on the brink of precipice.

“We either strive to remain a nation state or we may disintegrate through the agitations for self-rule prevalent among some ethnic nationalities in our land.

The ingredients of a sovereign state, one that is united by factors that define our collective hope is rapidly becoming chimeric. It is indeed a time for restructuring, by sitting down and see how we can move forward.

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The government should listen to the demand of patriotic Nigerians on this issue and realise we are all stakeholders,” he said.

Akinlade further decried the unfortunate body language of the leaders that seems to encourage reprobates among Nigerians to continue in their wicked ways in the name of banditry, kidnapping, rampage of Fulani herdsmen, armed robbery, corruption, insurgents, among others.

He, however, expressed optimism that Nigeria will not disintegrate while he prayed that God will judge those who are stealing the resources God endowed the country for the benefit of every Nigerian.

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The cleric appealed to Nigerians to vote for the right people come 2023 who are God-fearing and ready to fulfill their campaign promises as he also advocates for educated politicians, adding that God has blessed the nation with a lot of educated people who can move the country, forward.

He said it was the right time Nigerians jettison tribalism, quota system and vote for credible candidates that are ready to move the country forward and become a member of comity of nations.

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The bishop also appealed to Nigerians to obey the government, jettison every propaganda and conspiracy theory about taking of COVID-19 vaccine as the effect of the third wave caused by the delta variant of COVID-19 pandemic is already gaining momentum in Nigeria and all over the world.

While warning that the number of victims and deaths is rising by day, Akinlade said government efforts in clamping down and nipping in the bud cases such as chickenpox, smallpox, measles, among others, which involve taking of vaccines, will secure the lives of those who obey.

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