Recession: Bishop urges Buhari, NASS to slash salaries, allowances
Condemns Proposed Sale Of National Assets
Bishop of Egbu Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okorafor, has appealed to President Buhari, and all the lawmakers in the National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives), to sincerely implement ‘Change Begins with Me’ measures towards recovering from the economic woes Nigeria has found itself, by slashing all their salaries and allowances.
He also in the theme of the synod, ‘The Fourth Man in The Furnace: X-raying the saving of power of God in all Circumstances”, condemned the proposed sale of national assets by the presidency.
The cleric expressed disgust over the huge earnings by the elected and appointed political office holders. He lamented that reports show that the president and the NASS legislators earn unimaginable salaries and allowances. Okorafor also queried the yardstick used in alleged lopsided appointments and military retirements recently.
He also cautioned the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, against demolishing houses in the name of expanding roads, when retirees were yet to be paid their gratuities and pensions of more than two years.
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