The Guardian (Nigeria)

Anglican women lament insecurity, unemployme­nt, task FG on solutions

- From Uzoma Nzeagwu, Awka

THE Anglican Women Conference ( AWC), Awka Diocese, Province of the Niger, has lamented rising insecurity and unemployme­nt in the country and pleaded with the President Muhammadu Buhari- led administra­tion to address this challenge.

They stated this in a communiqué at the end of the 35th Awka Diocesan Women Conference in Aguluzigbo, Aniocha Council of Anambra State, at the weekend, with the theme: The Name of the Lord Is A Great Tower.

Lamenting the wanton destructio­n of life and property in the country, the group charged the Federal Government to urgently prioritise the security of Nigerians and address the herder- farmer clashes.

In the communiqué, signed by President, Mother’s Union, Women’s Guild and Girl’s Guild, Diocese of Awka, Anglican Communion and Province of the Niger, Mrs. Martha Chioma Ibezim, who is also wife of the Archbishop Ecclesiast­ical Province of the Niger and Bishop Diocese of Awka, Reverend Alexander Ibezim, they said: “Herdsmen attacks on farmers across the country create room for serious security and food concerns.

“There is need for government to be more proactive in securing life and farms of Nigerians, as women and children are the most vulnerable in security and food matters.

“We blame the high rate of human traffickin­g on the absence of an enabling environmen­t in the country.”

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