The federal government has been urged to introduce more measures that will alleviate the suffering of the masses.
The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, who made the call at Immanuel Parish Ezinifite, Aguata Local Government Area during a pastoral visit, regretted the hardship the people are passing through in a country that claimed to be the giant of Africa.
Bishop Ezeofor, who blamed the problem of the Nigerian Nation on bad leadership, and lack of consistency in government programmes and policies, called for an equitable distribution of the Nation’s resources for enhanced development of the country.
Right Reverend Ezeofor, who is also the national chairman of the Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion, EFAC, Nigeria, equally canvassed for the adherence of Federal Character Principle in offering federal appointments to ensure the representation of different geopolitical zones in the country.
The Anglican prelate, who regretted the fluctuating pump price of petroleum products in the country that is richly blessed with crude oil deposit, called for the revamping of all the nation’s refineries to stop the situation of exporting the nation’s crude abroad and later import it to sell to users.
He however charged Christians not to be deterred in view of numerous challenges facing the country reminding them to always anchor their trust and faith in God.
In a remark the Archdeacon of Ezinifite Archdeaconry and Vicar of Immanuel Parish, Venerable David Obiagboso, who thanked Bishop Ezeofor for the visit, charged Christians to always maintain their pride as the salt and light of the earth by engaging in acts that will win souls for Christ.
The service, which was attended by the president of Aguata Diocesan Women’s Ministry, Mrs. Chinyere Ezeofor among others, featured a special prayer session for God’s intervention in the series of challenges facing the country.