Rt Rev Victor Okporu, ANGLICAN Bishop of Western Izon Diocese of Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel, has lamented the country’s current state of insecurity, describing it as painful and crushing.
He also bemoaned the country’s massive debt burden.
Okporu stated at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Sagbama, Bayelsa State, during the second session of the Diocese’s fifth synod that the government had failed in its constitutional and fundamental responsibilities of protecting citizens’ lives and property.
“The state of our dear country, Nigeria, is critically worrying,” the cleric said. What should we make of the country’s escalation of violence and the gradual descent of our previously peaceful and progressive society into near anarchy?
“The mindless and vicious killings of innocent Nigerians by the killer herdsmen, bandit, Boko-Haram, terrorists of all kinds including, known and unknown gunmen.
“From the North to the South, East to the West, the story is the same sad lamentation of insecurity, economic woes, decadence in education, corruption that is unequalled anywhere, nepotism, inequity at all level, sign posting bad governance and or failed state.
“Insecurity was a notable problem to the previous administrations in Nigeria, but the Buhari-led administration in 2015 promised Nigerians that it would be terminated. But with barely nine months to the end of his eight years of two terms on the saddle, insecurity has sadly assumed a phenomenal dimension.
“It is quite alarming today that it has become a nightmare to travel by road in Nigeria as such travels are at the risk of the undertaker.”