Stop Gagging Those Speaking Out, Clergy Tells FG


The Primate, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Henry Ndukaba has urged the presidency to address issues confronting the unity of this country and stop gagging those who speak out.

He made the call yesterday at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi during a courtesy visit on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.

In his words, “instead of tackling the problems that are facing us, the powers that be are busy trying to gag the people who are speaking out.”

The clergyman who was in the state for the Abuja Provincial Council Conference of the Anglican Communion decried the multifaceted challenges confronting the country, such as insecurity and the poor economic conditions has led to the displacement of millions and made life unbearable to all.

According to him, ones heart bleeds at the sight of those staying in Internally Displaced Person’s, IDPs camps, stressing that God would not forsake His people.

The Primate pledged the support of the Church to the administration of Governor Samuel Ortom, pointing out that as he has chosen to honour God, he would always be honoured.

In his remarks, the Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom insisted that any day the Federal Government wants to end insecurity in Nigeria, it will be done, pointing out that Fulani terrorists are the cause of insecurity in the country.

The Governor said it was laughable and shameful for any one from Benue to say Fulanis are not killing people because of meal ticket.

He thanked the Church for always being supportive of his administration through prayers, adding that the conference by the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion has added spiritual value to people of the state.

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