An Anglican prelate has advised the present administration in the country to guard jealously the apparent goodwill it has been enjoying and avoid acts that could bring the predicted disintegration of the country into reality.
Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, Bishop of Egbu, was commenting on the recent appointments made by the federal government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the reversal of the Alvan Ikoku Federal University of Education, Owerri and others to their former status as colleges of education.
Bishop Okorafor was speaking at a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Umudibia Parish at St. Michael’s and All Angels’ Anglican Church, Umudibia in Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State.
He pointed out that by these actions, the president had placed doubts over his statement that “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”, adding that he has shown the people the direction of his administration.
The Bishop cautioned on the consequences of marginalizing the South East zone, urging the president to see himself as the President of Nigeria since partisan politics was over.
He advised Ndigbo to get united, irrespective of party, and address the situation.
The Bishop decried the poor state of roads, especially the one that led to Umudibia, Nekede and urged the state government to do something about it.
He was pained that traditional Anglican values are being ignored today, lamenting that people shuffled into the church very late when the sermon had been over.
He, however, commended the Vicar of the church, Rev. Canon Ifeanyi Onyegecha, his wife, Chinonyerem, the clerics and other church workers in the parish for presenting that number of candidates for admission.
He also expressed satisfaction at the harmony that prevailed among the workers as well as the progress in the church project.
Earlier in his homily the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Progress Okorafor, advised the candidates to persevere and look up to heaven irrespective of the present situation, stressing that God would never allow the righteous to be put to shame.