November 22, 2017

Catholic bishops blame government for tension in Nigeria (Guardian)

Catholic bishops blame government for tension in Nigeria (Guardian)

Catholic Bishops have blamed President Muhammadu Buhari for the tension in the country, saying realities on ground negated the promises he made in 2015 to ensure national integration and cohesion in his inauguration speech.

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), in a communique at the end of their second plenary meeting in Jalingo, Taraba State, yesterday, said: “Our country is currently passing through tension, agitations and a general sense of hopelessness and dissatisfaction.”

In the communiqué signed by its President and Archbishop of Jos, Reverend Ignatius Ayau Kaigama and its Secretary, who is also the Bishop of Gboko, Reverend William A. Avenya, the clerics also demanded fair treatment from governors of the northern states, claiming that some of their dioceses were denied rights to own landed property. Read more

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