Declare state of emergency on South-East roads – FG urged
The federal government has been urged to declare a state of emergency on the South-Eastern roads, particularly the Nnewi - Okigwe and Enugu Onitsha expressways to ease the hardship of commuters.
The appeal was contained in a communiqué issued by the Anglican Diocese of Amichi, Anambra State at the end of the 2nd Session of the 3rd Synod of the church.
The church also urged the government to extend the fight against corruption to the administrative cadre, insisting that those waging the anti-graft war should abstain from corrupt practices.
The church condemned the incessant bombing of oil installations by militant groups, with its attendant damage to the battered economy, urging the government to urgently address the immediate and remote causes of the militants’ agitations and find lasting solution so that peace could return to the Niger Delta.
On the killings by herders and usurping of people’s lands, violation of human rights and destruction of families and farm lands, the church advocated the enactment of laws preventing their obnoxious actions from unnecessary conflicts with farmers and villagers.
“The Fulani herdsmen should graze their cattle in their locality and then transport them for sale in other parts of the country. The Synod maintains that the proposed Grazing Reserve Bill should not be passed into law” the statement said.
The church condemned killings of IPOB members on a nonviolent procession and demanded that every citizen be treated fairly.