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Okigwe Diocese ends Synod, wants anti-corruption war to go round

The 2016 Diocesan Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Okigwe recently ended at St. Philip’s Church, Umuduruegbeaguru, Onuimo L.G.A. with a six-point communiqué all dwelling on national issues.
The Synod commended President Buhari for his fight against corruption but advised that it should be objectively extended to every stratum of national life
The diocese called on the federal  government to check cross-border crimes, kidnapping activities and other security challenges and to empower the security agencies   to prosecute all the armed Fulani herdsmen killing innocent Nigerians as well as identify and prosecute those who supplied the Fulani herdsmen with sophisticated weapons.
The Synod also described the cattle-grazing bill as obnoxious and should be jettisoned  as it is not in the interest of the nation just as the synod called for the rejection of  the Religious bill in Kaduna State since Nigeria is a secular state.
Okigwe diocese called for the revival of local refineries and the private participation in the sector in order to cushion the effect of  fuel-subsidy removal on Nigerians.
The Synod advised that Nigeria’s economy should be revived by focusing on the energy sector, agriculture and organized transport system, especially railway.
On Imo State, the Synod appreciated Governor Okorocha’s leadership acumen but suggested that staff salaries and pensions should be paid as when due, advising the government not to venture into retrenchment of workers.
The communiqué was signed by Ven C.C.  Asha (chairman Resolution/Communiqué Committee, Rev. Ephraim Oraguzie (Clerical Synod Secretary) and Rt. E.C.D. Osuegbu, PhD, JP Bishop, Diocese of Okigwe.

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