Subsidy Removal : Chukwuma urges government to put proper regulation in place
• Hopes To Retire In January 2024
The Diocesan Bishop of Enugu Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), His Grace, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma has decried the insensitivity of political office holders and the rising inflation in the country.
He called on the Federal Government to alleviate the suffering of the people in the face of the galloping inflation that has now risen to 22.22 per cent, adding that this is the highest in the country in the past 18 years.
He noted that this is not unconnected with the level of insecurity in the country, which has left farmers unable to freely go to their farms.
Frowning at the subsidy removal policy, the cleric said Nigerians are currently facing untold hardship because of the removal and called on government to put proper regulation in place so that there will be availability of petroleum products in the country.
Chukwuma disclosed this at the third session of the 18th Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Enugu with theme: “Continue In The Faith.”
Speaking on the theme, the cleric admonished Christians to persevere in faith, despite the adverse conditions faced in the country.
Archbishop Chukwuma who is retiring in January 2024 after the mandatory age of 70, held his last Synod at the Cathedral Church of the Good Shepherd, Independence Layout, Enugu, from June 29 to July 2, 2023.
The Archbishop of Bendel Province and Bishop of Ugheli Diocese, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Reverend Cyril Odutemu preached during the opening service, while the Bishop of Isi-Mbano Diocese Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Reverend Godson Ukanwa, preached during the Thanksgiving Service on July 2, to mark the end of the Synod.
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