The Vicar of the Church of the Resurrection, Anglican Communion, Lagos, Ven. Ife Okupevi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to take urgent steps in addressing the challenges facing the country.
Speaking at the funeral service for late Mrs Elizabeth Nwogwugwu, the mother of THISDAY newspaper editor and Group Executive Director, Ijeoma Nwogwugwu, Okupevi urged the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, to inform the President that things are not working and Nigerians are suffering.
Addressing Amaechi, Ukupevi said, “Please tell Mr. President that things are not working. Nigerians’ joy has been turned to sorrow, there is too much suffering in the land and this may lead to anarchy. Go and tell all the politicians, all our leaders to serve Christ and to do God’s will. Nigeria has been blessed with heavenly blessings. We are better than United States of America because God has blessed us with many things.
“We are better than United Kingdom, Japan, Paris, China, if we can harness what we have, Nigeria will be great.
“Things are not working well in this our country, the Niger Delta Avengers are here, robbers, Boko Haram and kidnappers are making life undesirable for Nigerians. Think of all other atrocities, think of all the vices, corruption in this country.
“I know you represent the Head of State. Things are not working well, so talk to the House of Assembly members, governors; you were once a governor, that they should repair our roads and give us good water.”