Rt. Rev. Owen Nwokolo, of the St. John’s Anglican Church, Ontisha has stated that Nigeria is still in an abysmal chaotic state seven years after the national conference held in 2014, adding that Insecurity occasioned by various causes now rock the very foundation of this our dear nation”.
Speaking at the third session of the 31st Synod of the Diocese on the Niger held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Eziowelle in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state, Bishop Nwokolo contended that implementing the confab reports or convoking a fresh one would equally offer all the agitating entities free grounds to voice their grievances and if such legitimate agitations are addressed, the on-going bloodletting sprees would eventually come to an end. He said; “Over the decades, shrill voices across the length and breadth of the country have agitated various injustices they claimed to have experienced in the country. While some ethnic groups, for instance, claimed either economic marginalization, others protested lopsided appointments, political or infrastructural marginalization all of which invariably necessitated the 2014 confab”.
He further noted that it is unfortunate that the conference which reports specifically emphasized restructure, resource control, and infrastructure is tugged away in the government cupboard. Today, less than seven years after the conference, the nation is in an abysmal chaotic state. Insecurity occasioned by various causes now rock the very foundation of this our dear nation”.
“As there is confusion now in the North, so there are in both the West and the East. Regrettably, each area of trouble seems to be representing a particular cause of the agitation. The North, through the Boko haram sect, the Fulani herdsmen, the Jihadists seem to have a common cause as the West and the East through their individual ethnic militia seem to be pursuing their own separate causes”.