Nigeria Under Economic, Security Siege – Anglican Primate

Archbishop Henry Ndukuba who is the Primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has asserted that the economic and security challenges confronting Nigeria is a testament that the country is under economic and security siege.

Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja ahead of the Diocese of Abuja’s Second Session of the 12th Synod billed to be held today (Thursday), Archbishop Ndukuba expressed deep concern over the prevailing situation exacerbated by rampant corruption in the country.

To combat fake news and advance media professionalism, he advocated for increased compensation and welfare benefits for journalists and media professionals.

Archbishop Ndukuba drew attention to the pervasive corruption and looting of Nigeria’s resources, painting a picture of a nation besieged by internal and external forces.

He lamented the insecurity plaguing communities, attributing some attacks to foreign elements while acknowledging internal collusion.

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He said the rising cases of suicide and other distressing challenges showed that there is an urgent need for divine intervention.

The situation in which we live is like a siege, where you cannot travel freely,” he said.

He also urged the federal government to give more attention to modular refineries to address the perennial fuel scarcity in Nigeria, suggesting it as a solution to the country’s energy challenges.

In another report, the presidential candidate of the Labor Party (LP) in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi has berated the President Bola Tinubu led-govern­ment for imposing a cybersecurity levy on Nigerians despite prevail­ing economic hardship.

He said the Federal Govern­ment is more interested in milk­ing a dying economy instead of nurturing it to recovery and growth.

The former governor of Anambra State disclosed this on Wednesday via a post on his X handle, and wondered when the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) became a revenue centre.

Obi accused the government of milking a dying economy in­stead of nurturing it to recovery and growth.

He described the introduction of the levy as “multiple taxation” and argued that the government should be reducing taxes instead of adding more burden on Nige­rians.

Africa Today News, New York

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