President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged to act quickly to prevent Nigerians from a severe economic collapse, according to Archbishop of Kwara Province of the Anglican Communion, Israel Afolabi Amoo.
He said that the security difficulties, as well as farmers/herders disputes, ethnic confrontations, banditry, and kidnapping, necessitated proactive actions by the current government to relieve Nigerians of their suffering.
The Archbishop of Jebba, Kwara, stated during the 22nd provincial assembly that the country’s economic environment is on the verge of collapse due to security concerns in the country.
He emphasized that things had now deteriorated, and that the shadow of failing nationhood had never been so evident in the country’s socio-political history.
He urged the president to step up and speak out in the face of challenges to national unity posed by inflammatory words and war drumbeats from separatist groups in some parts of the country.
“The battles we’ve seen in some regions of the South West, involving indigenes and settler Fulani herders, is a pointer that the problem may fester longer than expected,” he explained.
He bemoaned President Buhari’s silence in the face of the catastrophic assault on public peace and constitutional sanity, saying it gave the idea that some people “own Nigeria more than the rest” in the country.
In keeping with the theme, “Look to Jesus and Live,” the Archbishop exhorted all Nigerians to look to God for salvation and to embrace peace.