Presbyterian Church seeks action on 2014 confab report
Amid growing calls for Nigeria’s restructuring, the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has called for the implementation of the 2014 National Conference report.
Rising from its 22nd General Assembly in Lagos, the church observed that the move would restore some balance in the structure of the federation and help to rebuild trust and confidence among the ethnic nationalities of Project Nigeria as well as promote national unity.
In a communiqué signed by the Moderator, Rev. Nzie Nsi Eke and Principal Clerk, Rev. Eseme David William, the church lamented the increasing level of hunger and poverty as well as non-payment of salaries, retrenchment of workers and spiralling youth unemployment.
It also expressed a great concern over the security challenges in the North East and Niger Delta as well as the atrocious activities of herdsmen nationwide. The church, therefore, called on the Federal Government to act decisively in restoring peace.
In a statement by its Director of Information and Public Affairs, Rev. Kalu Eme, the church equally frowned on the deplorable state of the nation’s roads, especially in the south, calling on government to remedy the situation.
It supported the development of cattle ranches instead of reserves to check the frequently clashes between farmers and the marauding herdsmen.
On the ongoing fight against corruption, the church commended the current administration but cautioned that the exercise should not be selective. It charged government to develop a structural mechanism that would not only reduce corruption to its barest minimum, but also make it unattractive.