The founder and leading priest of the Adoration Ministry in Emene, Enugu State, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to address menaces of economic hardships and insecurity facing the country.
Fr. Mbaka stated this while speaking in his church on Sunday.
He expressed disappointment in the state of the country lamenting about the welfare of security operatives, medical doctors, teachers, and ordinary Nigerians.
He berated the Nigerian government for the ways they handled the issues of the Herders-Farmers crisis, projecting that the crisis may lead to a severe scarcity of food and famine in the future.
Fr. Mbaka, however, restated his belief that President Tinubu has the potential to solve Nigeria's challenges citing that his willingness to do so is the only obstacle inflicting hardships on the residents.
He repeatedly emphasized that Nigerians are heartbroken about the state of the country's economy and insecurity, tackling President Tinubu's failure to go after the cabals frustrating Nigeria's economy, especially, in the downstream sector.
He said: “Mr President, you can do it; to fix Nigeria is not difficult if the leader has the willpower.
“I know that this one will make national news but let it be.
“What is happening in the oil sector? How many barrels are being produced and how many dollars are in the Nigerian account?
“A country like Nigeria that exports millions of barrels of oil per month, how much are we saving?
“Why is it difficult up till now to fix other refineries? Who are the cabals? Can’t they be de-canibalized? Cabals can be de-cannibalized if the president has the willpower; hell will not fall, heaven will not fall.
“These people can go to jail; after all, many of them did not support you; so why are you protecting them? Mr. President, wake up, God is watching you to see what you can do,” Mbaka said amid cheers from his parishioners.
“Our hearts are broken; go to our schools, see how messy the government schools are; are we taking care of our teachers and our doctors? Look at how they are- when they travel abroad, they begin to mine money in pounds and dollars.
“Teachers once they retire, no gratuity, no pension; the hearts of the retirees are broken; let there be a law that will bring a solution to all these maladies.
“Heartbreak everywhere, look at our police and military, their hearts are also broken; what kind of guns are the policemen using? When the senior squad passes, they will kill the policemen on the watchpost carry their guns and run away. What happens to their families when their husbands die on the duty post?
“No compensation; the next one minute, they chase them out of the barrack; those who are in Borno forest fighting Boko Haram, what is happening to their families at home? Who is taking care of them?
“The hearts of their family members are broken, shattered; they are fighting those with bombs with catapult; those people they are fighting are carrying launchers;
“How many young men have we buried and still burying; insecurity everywhere.”
“We are asking people to go to the farm and produce; but if you enter the farm, herdsmen with AK-47s will enter the farm and kill the farmers, who will go to the farm anymore?
“Hunger, as I told you last two years, has not even started; I won’t tell you lies; everybody should be meaningfully engaged, start something.
“In Nkerefi last time, about six women who were farming were killed and their stomachs brought out; who will go to the farm there again? The fear is there.
“Even politicians who think they are safe in their comfort zone, you are not safe because the level of insecurity will come to your doorstep one day.”
“I know that this man that has come to be the president of the country if he submits himself to God, with enough willpower, God has blessed him in wealth, he has not come as a beggar, like many politicians who failed election and they almost committed suicide because they used all they have to do election.
“Jagaban is not a poor man; so he can do something extraordinary; do it the other way round; shock all these people who are criminals; devise a policy that will bring security, bring joy to the Nigerian people and you will see there will begin to be a meaningful transformation.
“Look at the bank of today giving people loans with interest of 25 percent, some 26, some 27, how can you pay back? With which collateral?
“So, what’s the hope of the youths? All they need is encouragement, empowerment, and support. Nigeria will be better than China; we can Dubanize Nigeria; The youths are waiting for the healing of their broken hearts.”
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Published 2/5/2024 11:50:47 AM