At UAC Week, Banjo charges government to engage youths productively in solving Nigeria’s problems
The President, of United Aladura Churches (UAC), Most Superior Evangelist, Samuel Banjo has called on the Federal Government to proffer immediate solutions to some key issues, aside from insecurity, that had been militating against the peace and progress of the country.
He listed to include the need to engage the youths in productive ventures, ending ASSU strikes, stopping shedding of innocent blood, embarking on agriculture across the country with stoppage of importation of food and paying pensioners as at when due.
Banjo made these points at Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Cathedral, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos where he addressed the media on the 2022 UAC week with the theme: “Love of Christ Unites Us” which started yesterday and ends Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the CCC Church Cathedral, Agidingbi.
He elaborated that some people have hijacked the economic situation and exchange rate to hike the prices of foodstuffs and the only solution is to embark on mass agriculture production.
The president said the nation is no doubt sitting on a keg of gunpowder by leaving the youths idle without profitably engaging them knowing that an idle hand is the devil’s workshop.
He added that the only thing that can solve youths’ restiveness is profitably engaging them.
Banjo reminded Nigerian leaders that it took 25 years to have peace in this country after the civil war because of the blood that was shed, noting that the continual shedding of blood, including that of the youth will continue to cause problems for the country.
He told the government to know that pensioners that died in front of the pension’s offices where they went for their pensions and were denied, cursed the nation and the curse would continue to have negative effects on the country if these set of people are not settled accordingly.
Banjo itemised other issues to be looked into by the government including devolution of power to the states and local governments because too much power is presently concentrated at the centre; ensuring qualitative education as continual ASUU strikes is not helping the education in the country, provision of infrastructure which include functional electricity across the country, ensuring free and fair as well as transparent election come 2023.
He said the three-day programme is aimed at establishing the focus of UAC.
UAC is made up of Cherubim & Seraphim Group, The Church of the Lord Worldwide, Celestial Church of Christ and Fellowship of Christ Disciples Ministry.
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