Federal Government of Nigeria has been urged to see the agitations by the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOBs) as venting of frustrations over perceived injustice by youths.
The Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, the Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma said this while addressing journalists in Enugu on the state of the nation.
Archbishop Chukwuma said the problems of unemployment, corruption and poor physical infrastructure were some of the critical issues, raised by the youths, which should be looked into by the government.
“The youths are not wrong in agitation but they were misguided and misdirected because many of them were not alive when Biafra war was fought. And so that is why we are now trying to re-direct and re-guide them, particularly making the government to understand that this is aggrieved youth who have finished studies and many of them are idle and so there is no way of expressing their anger and their grief because of neglect and unemployment. So the only way of expressing this is by agitating.”
The Anglican Archbishop while stressing on the indivisibility of the country, called on the federal government to urgently address the perennial power outage and other electricity problems experienced by Nigerians to maximize production and stabilize the polity.
“The Igbos are very much in support of Buhari government in fighting corruption and putting things right because there has been so much impunity but we are still part of Nigeria, our roads are neglected. Power must definitely be … like the EEDC to provide adequate and constant electricity in the South-East for which that will help to promote more industries to function and even local industries to function. And this will provide employment for the young and aggrieved youths but when you don’t have these things in place the devil finds work for the idle hands and that is exactly what we are saying.”
The Most Reverend Chukwuma who expressed his support for the on-going anti-corruption campaign, pleaded for the release of the IPOB leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu for peace and genuine transformation.
The poor state of Federal roads in the zone, the non-development of agriculture sector and the rising wave of poverty and hunger were other issues raised by the Anglican cleric.
According to our Corespondent Chukwubuike Mmadu.