Bishop queries Imo House

Bishop David Onuoha of the Anglican Diocese of Okigwe South has wondered whether the members of Imo State House of Assembly are truly performing their legislative oversight functions in the state.
The Bishop asked the question when he delivered his presidential address/charge at the Third Session of the Eight Synod of the Diocese held at St Stephen’s Church, Umuduruegwelle, Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State.
He was particularly irked by the apparently new labour law that compels workers to work for three days in a week and pensioners were made to sign away a greater percentage of their due entitlement.
He urged the lawmakers to come out of their seclusion and face the challenges of ensuring good governance in the state.
The prelate commended the federal government on its war against corruption and noted that the single treasury account (TSA) and the whistle blowing policy was rubbing off positively on the desired goals.
While giving the government kudos  for the success in containing insurgency in the North East, the Bishop expressed worry that no visible effort was being made to disarm the terrorists under the cover of herdsmen, describing as intriguing the reluctance of the federal Government to deploy its might against the evil men.
The theme of his address was “sowing and Reaping: the law for all times”.
Present at the Synod included the Archbishop of Owerri, Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev. Caleb Maduoma as well as other bishops retired and serving.
Others were Deacon Chike John Okafor, member representing Ehile Mbano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowu federal constituency, his counterpart Engr. Obinna Onwubuariri represently Isiala Mbano/Onuiom/Okigwe North, president and knight of the diocese and any others.

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