The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to address noticeable lopsidedness in the distribution of the Federal Government palliatives particularly in the provision of funds, and food items to the poorest of the poor in the country.
Archbishop Chukwuma noted that Nigerians faced hunger and economic hardship daily as a result of the stay-at-home order.
Reacting to the nationwide broadcast on the COVID-19 by the President, Archbishop Chukwuma urged the President to address allegations of corruption and diversion of funds to avoid causing disaffection.
On the number of persons that have tested positive to Coronavirus, the Most Reverend Chukwuma called for more transparency in the process.
”We must be sincere about the number of people effected, and those discharged. People should know, who they are.? Where are they being discharged to? And this is because people are very much interested in facts and figures.
“We commend the efforts of the doctors and I want to say that importing Chinese doctors is again not accepted when we have doctors here and our medical facilities and doctors should be properly equipped and taken care of. Let our hospitals be in the standard that will be able to any sickness that people may definitely have without traveling abroad” Archbishop Chukwuma stated.
The Anglican Archbishop called on Nigerians to abide by the Government’s stay-at-home order to check the spread of the virus.
He equally emphasied the need for steady power steady in the country to keep people engaged, especially now they are at home.
Archbishop Chukwuma also called on the Southeast Governors to allow those who deal in perishables, and other food items to cross the borders so as not to compound the hardship people had already been subjected to due to closures of borders.
He appealed to Nigerians to continue to persevere, while praying God for urgent cure of the virus.