Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: AFRICA/NIGERIA – The Bishops: “60 years after Nigeria’s independence we must rebuild the Country on a fairer foundation”
Abuja – “Nigerians from almost all geographic regions seem to agree that we must start working to rebuild the Country. It is somewhat regrettable that the federal government of Nigeria has not kept its election promises. State governors, senators, members of the Federal House of Representatives must all work to ensure the restructuring of Nigeria. Nigeria is almost on the verge of total collapse”, notes with bitterness His Exc. Mgr. Augustine O. Akubeze, Archbishop of Benin City and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria in a statement for the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Nigerian Federation from the United Kingdom. In the statement, the Catholic Bishops note that the unemployment rate is growing and there does not seem to be a precise plan to straighten the economy and “help the private sector to grow so that many of our young people can be employed”.