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Catholic Bishops in Nigeria of the Ibadan Ecclesiastical province have mentioned that these representing Nigerians on the Nationwide Meeting are saboteurs.
In keeping with the bishops, the lawmakers have “perfected the artwork of sabotaging the progress” of the folks they signify.
This opinion was contained in a communique issued by the clergymen after their assembly for the 12 months which was held on the Domus Pacis Pastoral Institute, Igoba, Akure, from July 19-20, 2021.
The Catholic clerics urged Federal Lawmakers to prioritise the curiosity of Nigerians above these of their political and egocentric ambitions.
The bishops’ notion comes on the heels of latest debates over electoral reform, digital transmission of electoral outcomes, press freedom, and the Petroleum Industrial Invoice (PIB), points which the ministers consider should solely be tackled with the folks’s curiosity at coronary heart.
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They lamented that always “the work of those that signify the folks on the federal degree in Nigeria doesn’t appear to convey a lot satisfaction to the folks for whose curiosity they had been allegedly elected, with the nationwide meeting at numerous events prioritizing celebration and privileges over folks’s rights and pursuits, aid and progress proceed to elude Nigerians”.
The clerics condemned the passage of the amended Electoral Act and the Petroleum Trade Invoice (PIB) and urged Nigerians to problem the Senate and the Home of Representatives’ selections.
They appealed to Nigerians to not lose hope in the potential for a peaceable, united, and affluent nation, urging the media and civil society teams to maintain the momentum on elevated public consciousness and schooling on the significance of political participation in any respect ranges of governance.
Within the monks’ opinion, it’s certainly “time for Nigerians to now not merely roll over and settle for non-representative selections of the meeting however to problem them by all authentic means”.
“We are saying stand agency and by no means lose hope for God can’t be defeated. We name on Nigerians to proceed to wish and work for a greater nation, for now we have no different nation than this.
“If we don’t surrender doing good and believing in God’s promise, we will see higher days” the communique partly reads.
They additional urged Nigerians to register and procure their voters’ playing cards, noting that this grants them the facility to train their rights to find out who governs them sometimes.