The Primate, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba has recommended new constitution for the country.
In his address at the 14th General Synod of the Anglican Communion held at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Nnewi, the Primate said the new constitution will help to reinforce true federalism as the foundation for a stronger future for Nigeria.
He asked the Tinubu administration to spell out its policies aimed at addressing the “Jakpaa syndrome”, and other challenges facing Nigeria in security, economy, health, education, technology and sticking to the rule of law.
On the coup in Niger Republic, Archbishop Ndukuba advocated the exploration of diplomatuc solutions to resolve the crisis as any military intervention in Niger considered by many as an extension of North Western Nigeria will stir up emotions.
On his part, the Archbishop of the Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Alexander Ibezim decried the loss of strong moral values in the society, and said that there is the need for everyone to rise and build all that has been broken.
Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo at the event asked churches of all denominations in Nigeria to help uplift the poor in this trying period of the country’s history.
He reminded the people that in building the society everyone can be proud of, the church, as a major stakeholder, has the power to mobilize the people to play their respective roles in the journey.
Earlier at the synod that had as its theme, “Arise and build: God’s mandate for God’s people in broken world”, the President of the Christian Council of Nigeria, Most Rev. David Onuoha explained that the church faces a broad spectrum of challenges, especially in the Northern part of the country, saying that the priority of the Council is centered on how to relaunch Christianity in the North.
Credit: Ejike Abana