Ondo Anglican diocese wants anti-graft fight in states, councils
Seeks restoration of electricity to southern district
For the anti-corruption crusade of the current administration to make the desired impact, President Muhammadu Buhari should extend it to the states and local councils where graft is also endemic.
This is one of the resolutions of the delegates at the first session of the eighth Synod of the Anglican Diocese On The Coast held at the Cathedral of Ebenezer, Ilutitun, Ondo State at the weekend.
In his charge, the Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Joshua Ebunoluwa Ogunele, lamented the level of corruption in the country, craving support for the current administration’s efforts at checking the menace.
According to the delegates, corruption is not peculiar to the federal level.
Ogunele enjoined Nigerians to be patient with Buhari and his cabinet members in their move to deliver on their electoral promises. He lauded the President and his deputy, Yemi Osinbajo, for declaring their assets, urging other public office holders to do same and exhibit the highest level of transparency in governance.
The diocese hailed the appointment of two of its members, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun as Finance Minister and Prof. Cladius Omoleye Daramola as Minister of State for Niger Delta, urging them to excel in the performance of their duties. The church charged Nigerians to be patient with the government over the current deregulation of the oil industry that has hiked the price of petrol to N145 per a litre, and be hopeful that market forces will eventually lessen the burden, while the gains made by government will be used to transform the country.
At the four-day event attended by government officials and traditional rulers, the delegates commended the anti-terrorism crusade of the Federal Government, charging it to also tackle the menace of herdsmen.
The delegates expressed worry over the continued cutting off of electricity supply to Ondo South District, calling on all the stakeholders, particularly the state government and the local councils, to do everything possible, to restore electricity in the affected areas.
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