Anglican Arch-Bishop of Enugu Arch-Diocese, Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma has said the current economic situation in the country has made Nigerians hungry and angry, stressing that the federal government should address the problem before it will degenerates further.
Chukwuma also condemned the postponement of the governorship election in Edo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for alleged security threat, saying that the shift was a big indictment on those handling the country’s security.
The cleric spoke yesterday at the funeral service of late Mrs. Janet Elobelu Madu at the Christ Church Achi, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Diocese of Oji River, Enugu State.
Mrs.Madu who died at 101 years was the mother of Anglican bishop of Oji River diocese, Most Rev Pius Madu.
Pointing at the Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC),Dr. Ben Nwoye, Chukwuma asked him to pass the message to the APC-led federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“APC used to be a very effective medicine for headache in those days. If this APC can’t cure the illness in Nigeria now, Nigerians will begin to drink codeine. Dr. Nwoye please pass the message to the APC government in Abuja,” Chukwuma said.
“Change should begin with Mr. President. Let him pay federal civil servants. Buhari will try and make the change crusade begin with him by paying workers at month end,” he said.
On the shifting of the election in Edo State, he said: “The postponement of the election is a big indictment on the security of the nation. It shows the security men are inefficient and cannot control the security situation of the country.”