- The Catholic Church has urged the federal government to set pride aside and review reports of all the National Conferences
- The church said issues of agitations in Nigeria could be resolved through dialogue
- Th Catholic Church also said that such review would give rise to solutions to challenges faced by Nigeria
The Catholic Church on Sunday, July 2, called on the federal government to set pride aside and collaborate with the National Assembly to review the recommendations of all dialogues and national conferences.
A communique issued by the international director of Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria and the Executive Secretary of Justice Development and Peace Commission Evaristus Bassey said such review would give birth to solutions to challenges faced by Nigeria.
The communique was released after a meeting with the statutory provincial coordinators of the two agencies of the church.
Bassey such review would also help provide a way to resolve the ongoing agitation for the secession of some region of the country..
Bassey said the PCCN and the JDPC has urged the Nigerian government to review the root causes of the agitations and open doors to national dialogue with a view of finding solutions to the challenges.
“The restructuring of the country should commence with the evolution of some laws from the resolutions reached at the 2014 National Conference.
“Caritas Nigeria and JDPC enjoin government to set aside its pride and collaborate with the National Assembly to study the recommendations of all past dialogues and national conferences in order to give birth to acceptable solutions in a peaceful way.
“Therefore, we join other well-meaning Nigerians to call for the restructuring of Nigeria by making laws on the far-reaching resolutions reached at the 2014 National Conference," Bassey said.
Bassey said Nigeria as the pride of Africa should be able to prove to the world that it is capable of using peaceful methods to resolve its challenges.
“Nigeria should not give credence to the stereotype that Black Africa was incapable of suppressing violent emotions," Bassey added.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Archbishop of Catholic Church, Abuja diocese John Onaiyekan debunked reports of plan by the present administration to Islamize Nigeria.
Onaiyeka said Christians should also concentrate on 'Christianizing' the country rather complain about Islamization of Nigeria.
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