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Bishop wants equitable distribution of oil wells in Nigeria

Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Okigwe South, Rt. Rev. David Onuoha, has decried the lopsidedness and imbalance in the allocation of oil wells in the country. He also bemoaned the palpable fears under which Nigerians live in the country as no day passes by without reports of wasting of the lives of innocent citizens.
This came days before the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators had written to President Muhammadu Buhari asking for a re-distribution of all expired Oil Mining Licenses and Oil Prospecting Licenses earlier allocated to companies and individuals.
Delivering his 104-page Presidential Address/Charge with the theme ” the Power of Praise in times like this” at the First Session of the Ninth Synod of the Diocese held at Holy Trinity Church, Onicha Uboma, Ihitte Uboma Local Council of Imo State, the Bishop noted that the level of sufferings and hardship in the land was worrisome and urged Nigerians to intensify prayers and praises to God and watch Him intervene.
According to him, the solution does not lie in complaining, self-defence and protest matches. While condemning the systemic injustice in oil well allocation, he wondered the rationale behind enriching individuals with national wealth for political reasons at the expense of critical infrastructure, such as fixing the moribund aviation industry, turning around the refineries, and permanently taking care of the nagging power problem in the country.
The Anglican Bishop averred that now that licenses of oil wells were about to expire, the Federal Government should ensure equity and justice by making deliberate efforts at allocating these oil wells to organisations and institutions  that would use the proceeds for the common good.
Bishop Onuoha commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort in revamping the agricultural sector of the economy and called for the sustenance of the success recorded in the growth in the sector.
The Bishop noted that except all arms of government as stakeholders, including the executive, legislature and the judiciary come together on one page, the corruption fight would continue to be elusive in the land.
He also commended the President for his prompt and decisive response to the return of stranded Nigerians in Libya, noting that the exercise was an “indication that with sincerity, honesty and firm resolve to achieve a set target, Nigeria will soon be singing a new song should other areas of concern receive similar concern”.
While giving kudos to the Federal Government for the huge success already achieved against insurgency in the Northeast he expressed worry that no visible effort was being made to disarm those terrorists under the cover of herdsmen describing as intriguing the reluctance of the Federal Government to deploy its might against these evil men in the Spirit of the war against insurgency.

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