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Bloodletting: FGs indifference worrisome – Bishop

An Anglican prelate, Rt. Rev. Geoffrey Okorafor, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s inability to deal with the incessant bloodletting in the country as worrisome.
Rt. Rev. Okorafor, the Bishop of Egbu, said that the president lacked the political will to deal decisively with the problem.
He regretted that the President had continued to make promises without matching them with appropriate actions.
Bishop Okorafor was speaking at a Eucharistic service of confirmation, admission and induction for Nguru Parish at Emmanuel Anglican Church, Umuewere, in Ngor Okpala LGA, Imo State.
He, therefore challenged president Buhari to come up with a more proactive agenda against the shedding of innocent blood in the country.
He  stressed that statistics has it that the number of  killings between 2015/2018 were far higher than those in 2011/2015, before the advent of the present administration.
Bishop Okorafor regretted that it was only in Nigeria that the lives of its people have no premium and could be taken with nobody raising any eyebrow.
On the Dapchi schoolgirl still in the captivity of Boko Haram, Miss Leah Sharibu, the  Bishop urged  the President to cause her immediate and unconditional release.  Miss Shaibu is the only student still being held captive out of the 110 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Dapchi town on February 19 because of her refusal to renounce her faith.
Bishop Okorafor also counseled the Chairman of Owerri North and his counterpart in Owerri West LGA to urgently evacuate the heeps of refused  in their respective areas, as they now constitute serious health hazard. He noted that cleanliness was next to Godliness and maintained that it should be made evident in their works.
The Bishop, who was impressed by the  progress in the station, commended the Vicar, Ven. Promise Oparanozie Ph.D, the Church workers and their wives. He also praised parents for making their children available to serve God and the Church.
In his sermon earlier, the Bishop’s Chaplain, Rev. Canon Ifeanyi Eneremadu, assured the faithful that by the laying of hand by the Bishop, there would be magnificent change in their lives, so much that they would be delightful of their new life.
Taking his text from the Gospel of John Chapter 16:20 following, he explained that though they would weep and lament, with the world rejoicing at their inflictions and sorrows, their sorrows would be turned into joy.
He, however, gave a proviso that only when they do not look at the things which are seen, but fix their eyes on Jesus Christ and at the things that are not seen which are eternal would they partake in this exceeding eternal joy.

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