By Emma Onumah
Igbos have been asked to re-order their priorities in the area of investments before it is too late.
The Lord Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Rt Rev. Cyril C. Okorocha Ph.D, made this call while preaching at a church service in the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL) Owerri, last Sunday.
He frowned at the attitude of the Igbos who, he said, rush to invest or erect physical structures in other states without first doing so in their own states of origin.
Referring to the ugly the experiences which the Igbos had in the sixties in this country, coupled with recent threats issued to them by those who called themselves “Arewa Youths”, the Prelate cautioned the Igbo race in all parts of the country against their failure to henceforth, put their priorities right, and to stop behaving like a military general who locates his operational headquarters at a war front, making it prone to destruction at the slightest attack.
Bishop Okorocha, however, asked them not to panic or worry, but to set their hearts and minds on the Kingdom of God, as well as offer their bodies as living sacrifices unto Him, as God, he argued, is capable of taking care of any worrisome situations against them.
He spoke, with regrets, that those in authority and leadership positions at all levels of government, have lost their conscience, integrity, and moral authority which, according to him, has made them not to take serious their responsibility to pay workers’ salaries, pensions, and other payments for contracts, genuinely awarded and executed.
The Bishop told the Cathedral congregation, to remain resolute, and to turn to God for His sovereign intervention in their lives.