- The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) is not happy with the state of the nation
- The CBCN said there is nothing to celebrate as Nigeria marks its 60th independence anniversary
- The group lamented that presently Nigeria is servicing its huge debt with a significant revenue of the country
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The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) on Wednesday, September 30 warned that the country is at the verge of collapsing.
The CBCN in an address to mark Nigeria's 60th independence anniversary wondered how Nigerians can conveniently celebrate the occasion amidst huge borrowings with colossal interest to be paid back.
The group further lamented that presently the country is servicing its huge debt with a significant revenue of the country.
In an address by Most Rev. Augustine O. Akubeze, Archbishop of Benin city and president of the CBCN, the Catholic Bishops said the rate of unemployment is growing, and there seems to be no clear plan to fix the economy as well as help the private sector to grow so youths can be employed.
The Catholic Bishops said:
“Nigerians from almost all geographical regions seem to agree that we need to start working on restructuring. The present political party leading Nigeria (APC) campaigned to attend to the issue of restructuring, sharing of resources, and a constitutional amendment if Nigerians voted them into power.
“It is somewhat regrettable that the federal government of Nigeria has not kept to its electoral promises. State governors, senators, Federal House of Representative members must all work towards ensuring restructuring of Nigeria. Nigeria is almost at the verge of total collapse.”
Meanwhile, Babatunde Raji Fashola, minister of works and housing, has said Nigerians are always disappointed in the current President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration because they look for results in the wrong places.
The minister made this known on Thursday, October 1, during an interview with Channels TV in celebration of Nigeria's 60th anniversary of independence.
Fashola, who is a two-term former Lagos State governor, noted that government is not magic and it takes time for the efforts of the government to reflect.
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