The Archbishops of Nigeria have told Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, the Nigerian president to stop borrowing out the country’s future in the name of looking for funds.
The archbishops of Nigeria made this known during the weekend at their 4th synod of the diocese of Western Izon held in Delta State.
The clergymen called on Buhari to put an end to the numerous borrowings by his government, pointing out it is undermining the country’s integrity.
The meeting that was held in Delta State had in attendance archbishops of Bendel and Ughelli among others.
While emphasizing their fears at the rate at which the country borrows money, they noted that such an act can endanger the sovereignty and future of our beloved country.
The bishops lamented the high rate of killings and terrorism in the country that has put the innocent lives of citizens at risk.
The communiqué which was signed by the bishop, diocese of Western Izon, Rtd. Revd. Edafe Emamezi read ” Synod expresses concern over the increasing rate of external borrowings by the Federal and State Government which tends to undermine our national sovereignty and calls for caution”.
”Synod expresses worry over the violence and bloodlettings with religious, ethnic and political clashes across the country and calls on the Federal Government to own up to their responsibility of protecting the lives and properties of citizens”.
Also, in consideration of the rising unpalatable condition of the country’s economy, Synod calls on the Federal Government to revisit the issue of restructuring of the country to reflect true Federalism”.