Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bishop Ezeokafor, Obiano, Umeh congratulate Nigerians at 55

The Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has congratulated Nigerians on the 55th anniversary of the country’s independence. Ezeokafor made the remark on Sunday at a Holy Mass to commemorate Nigeria’s 55 Independence Day held at St Patrick’s Cathedral Awka. He said that 55 years was a long time in the life of any nation, adding that the unity of the country was a great achievement. The cleric urged the Federal Government to fix the power sector as panacea for accelerated economic development. He noted that poor power supply had led to shutdown of many factories and worsened the rate of unemployment in the country. In his message, Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra thanked God for the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections against the expectations of anarchist. He said that said progress was being made in the country and called for sober reflection on the best ways to tackle the multifarious challenges facing of the nation. The governor called for concerted efforts in the fight against corruption and increased vigilance to confront insecurity in the country. Also speaking, Chief Victor Umeh, former national chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), said there was still much to thank God in the life of Nigeria. He stressed the need for concerted efforts on the part of Nigerians to sustain the unity of the country under the atmosphere of justice, equity and fairness. He urged President Mohammadu Buhari to remain focused in his reforms and endeavour to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people through all inclusive government.

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