Monday, May 13, 2013

No African country is large enough to absorb Nigerians as refugees –Primate Okoh

From Nigeria-

Following the present insecurity bedeviling the nation, the Primate of the Anglican Communion, Nigeria, the Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh, has argued that no African nation would be able to accommodate the aftermath of the disintegration of Nigeria, just as he called on every Nigerian to understand that religion could only be practiced in a peaceful environment.

Okoh further argued that sincerity of purpose at all levels was key to resolving the conflicts paralyzing the nation’s economy. He made this position known while receiving the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Rt. Honourable Michael Gifford who was accompanied by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Andrew Pocock when they paid a visit to the country.

According to Okoh, “Every country has its own problem but this is a very strange type of problem that we are having. We think that the government ought to be allowed to face the issue of empowering the people, take to fighting poverty, unemployment, disease and so on and so forth and improving the living standard of the people but it’s been highly distracted by the security challenge and now becomes very difficult to say that government did not do this or that, because it needs a peaceful time to consider very important issues of development.

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