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"Goodwill Fast Depleting Due to Failure on the Part of Government", Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Tells President Buhari

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  • "Goodwill Fast Depleting Due to Failure on the Part of Government", Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Tells President Buhari

    "Goodwill Fast Depleting Due to Failure on the Part of Government", Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria Tells President Buhari

    The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has told President Muhammed Buhari that the goodwill he earlier enjoyed from Nigerians is fast depleting because of “failure on the part of government”,The Cable Nigeria reports.

    Ignatius Kaigama, CBCN president, made this known in the visit of the Bishops to Aso Rock in Abuja on Thursday.

    He said as spiritual leaders, they have the moral responsibility to tell the president the truth, especially as the directly work with the people at the grassroots, which makes them have first-hand information about what they are going through.

    “There is no doubt that when you came into office, you had an enormous amount of the goodwill of Nigerians, since many saw you as a person of integrity who would be able to bring sanity into a system that was nearly crippled by endemic corruption,” the CBCN president said, as made available by The Cable Nigeria.

    “Nearly three years later, however one has the feeling that this goodwill is being depleted by some glaring failures of government which we have the moral responsibility to bring to your notice, else we would be failing in our duty as spiritual fathers and leaders.

    “We work with the people at the grassroots and therefore, have first-hand information about what they are going through.”

    Kaigama acknowledged too much poverty in the land, which seems that the country is under siege of “many negative forces seem to be keeping a stranglehold on the population, especially the weaker and defenceless ones”.

    “Your excellency, there is too much suffering in the country: poverty, hunger, insecurity, violence, fear… the list is endless,” he said.

    “There is a feeling of hopelessness across the country. Our youths are restive and many of them have taken to hard drugs, cultism and other forms of iolent crime, while many have become victims of human trafficking. The Nation is nervous.

    “We are still more saddened by the recent massacre of unarmed citizens by these terrorists in some communities in Benue, Adamawa, Kaduna and Taraba States which has caused national shock, grief and outcry.”

    He beckoned on the federal government to rise to its responsibility as it appears that the “silence of the federal government in the wake of these horrifying attacks is, to say the least, shocking”.

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