From Marcel Duru, Owerri
Archbishop of Orlu Diocese (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Bennett Christopher Okoro, has urged the Federal Government to reshuffle all commands of the nation’s Armed Forces and to restructure them in such a manner as to accommodate all the six geo-political zones of the country.
This, he argued would tremendously stem the rising tempo of insecurity in the land and also attract interested investors that would fast-tract the nation’s wobbling economy.
Dr Okoro who spoke exclusively to the DAILY ASSET shortly after the ordination of Deacons and Priests and commissioning of Catechist held at the Cathedral Church of SS Peter and John the Divine, Nkwerre said “our security situation is precarious and with this, no foreign investor can come here and invest.
It is therefore, imperative for President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle the command of the nation’s armed forces in such a manner as to include each of the six geo-political zones”.
The cleric warned against the establishment of cattle colonies and ranches in any part of the south – East, stressing that grazing by Fulani herdsmen was alien to the Igbo.
While calling on President Buhari to appoint seasoned technocrats into his cabinet to move the nation forward, Archbishop Okoro also sued for the speedy completion of construction work on the second Niger Bridge to ease the transportation difficulties facing commuters which he noted would promote commerce across the length and breath of the country.
He also, renewed his plea for the release of Leah Sharibu, the young Christian girl still being held by the Boko Haram sect since 2018.
The Archbishop who administered the oath of not belonging to secret society by the deacons and catechists gave the new testament, the letter of order and licence to the deacons saying “take the authority to do the work of a deacons in the church of God committed to your charge”.
Rt. Rev. Daniel Nkemjika Olinya- of the Eha Mufu Diocese, Enugu State in his sermon at the service advised Christians to shun unwarranted blackmail, character assassination and cheap propaganda against their priests, noting that such unholy character exposes the church to public ridicule, hate, contempt and disdain.
The retreatant and preacher reminded the priests of the challenging tasks inherent in their vocation as disciples of Christ and enjoined them to gird their loins to meet those challenges.