The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has called on Nigerians, especially those in authority to stop behaving like Emperor Nero, whom he said history told us was fiddling while Rome was burning. Obi spoke yesterday at the centenary celebration of Christ the King Parish Aba and the 57th annual Diocesan Synod of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Umuahia.
Explaining, Obi said that as Nigeria was today, the debt of 70 billion Dollars had been accumulated after 10 years the debt of Nigeria was totally written off. He also said that Nigeria had 10 million out of school children, thus breeding future disillusioned citizens that would become militants, kidnappers or members of Boko Haram in future.
The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi (left) with the Methodist Archbishop of Umuahia, His Grace, Dr. Raphael Opoko (right) at the 57th annual Diocesan Synod of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Umuahia, yesterday.
Obi also said that while things were becoming increasingly difficult in the country, that those in authority, totally alienated from the people keep doubling the cost of governance rather than reducing it. Obi who also advised the Church to stop honouring those that manifestly contributed to the problems in the country, submitted that a country bedeviled by such hiccups should be at work on how to repair the damage rather than be dancing.
Obi who spoke amidst applause, advised Ministers of God to call those in authority doing badly and correct them after which, failing to heed the advise, they should admonish them from the pulpit. He said all hands must be in deck in the business of retrieving the country from those that have hijacked it.
In his speech, the Methodist Archbishop of Umuahia, His Grace, Dr. Raphael Opoko, who said he was instrumental to how Obi re-built Onitsha when he was there as Bishop, said that Nigerians need a crop of leaders like Obi to carry out reconstructive surgery on the country and make her healthy again.
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