• Korede Akintunde
  • May 6, 2024

The Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Anglican Communion, The Rt. Rev’d Geoffrey Ibeabuchi has called on the Federal Government to make friendly policies that would alleviate the sufferings and poverty of Nigerians.

Bishop Ibeabuchi made this known while reading his presidential address at the Diocesan synod held at All Saints Anglican Church Parish World Bank Housing Estate Umuahia, Abia State.

Further into his address, he hailed the commencement of geometric power supply in Aba, the commercial nerve of Abia, also he suggested that other parts of the state and country at large should also witness and enjoy the same project.

Bishop Ibeabuchi reprimands the recruiting of former boko haram members into Nigeria security agents, he said it is unpleasant. While stating that the Federal and State governments should do more to end banditry.

Speaking on the current hike in fuel price and electricity; he pointed it to the fact that things are not well for the country, even after the removal of subsidy. he also lamented at the rate which textiles factories among others have shut down and left Nigeria. He observed that the state Police is a welcome development, but emphasized that proper policies must be put in place to discourage State governors from hijacking it against the oppositions.

He decried  further that the leaders are only interested in themselves, and not showing empathy on the masses.

Meanwhile, Bishop Ibeabuchi commended Governor Alex Otti for his efforts to reposition the state both infrastructure and to upgrade the welfare of civil servants. He also thanked Governor Alex Otti for redeeming his pledge to clear the arrears owed pensioners and assured that the church will continue to support him in all things good.

He reiterates that the church would continue to pray for the Governor and reminded the Abia number one citizen of his promise towards Saint Stephen’s Cathedral Umuahia. Also, encourages delegates not to be distracted but to remain focused, noted that it would be a waste of time for one to constantly come to church without being born again.

In conclusion, Bishop Ibeabuchi advised the delegates to be committed with the things of God and not to pretend to be busy always, instead of cultivating intimacy with God. who charged parents to do more to ensure that the church secures its future, encouraged the delegates to rise up and take over the leadership of Nigeria.

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