The Vicar of the Church of the Resurrection, Anglican Communion, 1004 Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, Ven. Ife Okupevi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps to steer the nation’s economy from recession as the suffering in the land is becoming unbearable.
According to a reliable source, While recognising eminent personalities at event, during the sermon at the funeral service for late Mrs Elizabeth Nwogwugwu, the mother of THISDAY Newspaper Editor and Group Executive Director, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu. He turned to the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and appealed to him to inform the president that Nigeria is not working.
He said: “Please tell Mr. President that things are not working, Nigerians’ joy has been turned to sorrow, there is too much suffering in the land and this may lead to anarchy. Go and tell all the politicians, all our leaders to serve Christ and to do God’s will. Nigeria has been blessed with heavenly blessings. We are better than United States of America because God has blessed us with many things.
We are better than United Kingdom, Japan, Paris, China, if we can harness what we have, Nigeria will be great.
“Things are not working well in this our country, the Niger Delta Avengers are here, robbers, Boko Haram and kidnappers are making life undesirable for Nigerians. Think of all other atrocities, think of all the vices, corruption in this country.”
The vicar appealed to the President to direct state governors to repair roads and fix necessary infrastructures that will make life easy for Nigerians.