Onaiyekan cau­tions against lopsided ap­point­ments

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Mau­reen Onochie

The Catholic Bishop of Abuja, John Car­di­nal Onaiyekan has called on the present ad­min­is­tra­tion to de­sist from lopsided ap­point­ments as that is the ma­jor cause of ten­sion in the coun­try.

Speak­ing yes­ter­day in Abuja at the An­nual Con­fer­ence of the Nige­ria Angli­can- Ro­man Catholic Com­mis­sion (NARCC) with the theme; "The Church as Com­mu­nion, Lo­cal and Univer­sal" Onaiyekan called on lead­ers to be sen­si­tive about the peo­ple they gov­ern.

He said “What­ever de­ci­sion they take or ac­tions they put up they should en­sure that there is no lopsided ap­point­ments in the coun­try or spe­cial ben­e­fits given to any part of the coun­try.

"This is even dan­ger­ous for those con­cerned, if a group of peo­ple who bare in govern­ment now hap­pened to be Mus­lim and they are do­ing things sim­ply to please and to pro­mote Is­lam, they must get ready for when a Chris­tian would be in power and he would also be­gin to do the same but is that the way for the coun­try to move for­ward?"

Onayekan said that ev­ery­one is alert to the sev­eral ap­point­ments be­ing given in the coun­try hence "they should make sure that they do not give any group or per­sons rea­sons to think or be­lieve that they are be­ing marginal­ized or badly treated. That is what the Pres­i­dent and all those with him swore that they would run the af­fairs of this na­tion with­out fear or favour."

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