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Bishop Okorafor seeks uninterrupted democracy

As Nigerians mark 18 years of  democracy the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor has counseled governments at all levels to eschew any act that were capable of truncating the current democratic dispensation.
He noted that events of the recent past was heating up the polity and should be checkmated before they precipitate into crisis. Bishop Okorafor who made the remarks at the Bishop’s Court, Egbu, Owerri North LGA, during an interaction with newsmen on the anniversary of Democracy Day and two years of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, posited that Nigerians and elected public office holders at all levels of  governance  to rededicate themselves being more conscious of their utterances and activities, ensuring that they were not detrimental to the unity of the country.
Bishop  Okorafor who commended the government  for degrading the Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northeast, urged the military to sustain and intensify their efforts at containing the unrepentant terrorists.  On the economy, the Anglican Bishop lamented the increasing price of foodstuff and other commodities, the  loss of jobs, rise in unemployment, amongst others. He was particularly irked that salaries and pensions were still owned in over 27 states, with only nine states being able to meet their obligations to their workers including pensioners. The Bishop also  bemoaned the impunity with which  some governors insist on not paying their workers their full emoluments while  prevailing on pensioners  to sign off 50% of their pensions despite having forgone 40% of their due in 2016 in similar circumstance.

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