Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Prosecute anti-corruption war without bias - Anglican Church tells FG

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called on the federal government to eschew personal interests political vendetta and bitterness in the war against corruption.

This was contained in a communiqué issued after the Standing Committee Meeting of the church at Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The Standing Committee, which restated its support and commitment to the zero tolerance for corruption policy of the government, said it was necessary to remove personal interests to ensure true sense of justice in the war.

It also called for a special court to try cases of corruption, within a limited frame of time, as it is with electoral matters.

The committee which took a panoramic view of the state of the nation decried the ineffectiveness of the Kaduna State government and the federal government in bringing to an end the lingering killings in the Southern part of the state.

While identifying with government on her “robust agricultural policies and improvements so far recorded”. The Standing Committee expressed concern over the high cost of food in the country and urged the government to “do something fast in this respect” by introducing interim food relief for the citizens. It hailed the feeding of pupils in public schools and the allowances to the poor people but called for greater investment in quality education as well as check abuse and misuse of funds in the programmes.

The communiqué called for adequate security for displaced persons in the North East who had returned to their homes.

It called for the review of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Scheme and its proper funding while also bemoaning profligacy in governance which it stated, indicated insensitivity on the part of people in authority towards the growing hunger in the land.

The communiqué, which has signed by the Primate, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh stated that the Church was praying for the quick recovery of |President Muhammadu Buhari.

The meeting held from February 20 to 24 with archbishops, bishops and others in attendance.

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