Put an End to Insurgency in Nigeria, Archbishop Okpala Charges FG

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By Sunny David/ South-East

The Province Archbishop of Niger and Bishop of Nnewi Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Godwin Okpala has charged the Federal Government to put an end to insurgencies disrupting the peace in the country.

The Archbishop, who made the call while delivering his address at Saint Jude’s Anglican Church Oraifite during the second session of the Eight Synod of the Diocese said if not checked, such insurgencies can lead to religious conflict.

He noted that it is only effective security that can prevent the wanton killings by herdsmen in various parts of the country.

Speaking on the issue of health care delivery in Nigeria, Archbishop Okpala regretted that only three point nine percent of the annual budget was provided.

He urged the government to adhere to the fifteen percent of her annual budget agreed in the Abuja Declaration 2001 to take care of the health needs of the citizenry as well as restructure the Health Sector to effectively address emerging health challenges using modern technology and to give adequate support to the church’s health institutions to offer complementary roles.

“I the Federal Government for reintroducing history as an independent subject in basic and junior secondary schools in the country, to equip the upcoming generations with the knowledge of the past to tackle the demands of the present.

“There need for Ndigbo to renegotiate their position in the present structure of Nigeria as they have available practical, intellectual and dogged human resources to drive it.

“I also commend Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State for being at the top of security in the state. I urged him to continue to step up efforts that will keep the state free from criminals and criminal activities” He stressed.

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