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Methodist Prelate calls for restructuring

Wants more powers for regions

 

 

The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr. Samuel ‘Emeka Kanu Uche, has advocated the review of the Nigeria ‘s Constitution in such a way that more powers will be ceded to the federating units.

Dr. Uche, who was in Ondo in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State for the Methodist Church of Nigeria 37th Council of Bishops, also made case for resource control on behalf of mineral producing states in the country.
The Prelate, in the same vein prescribed that more powers should be given to the component parts that make up Nigeria.

According to the cleric, geo – political zones in Nigeria should be made strong regions with states under them and also allow them to tap the resources within their region.
He, however, commended the collective efforts of the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of administration for the giant strides The Cleric said Akeredolu’s government has recorded in the area of rehabilitation and construction of roads, educational development, improved health services delivery and the improvement in the agricultural sectors among others.

Akeredolu, in his remark at the occasion, charged clergymen in the country to always live above board so as to earn the respect of the people.

The governor, who said the clergymen stand in the place of nobility and truth for the people, urged them to speak against corruption in its entirety.

He also charged the Bishops to assume the position of the prophets of the old who checkmated the political dynasty of the period.

The Governor described both politicians and clergymen as important segment of the society, who must always complement each other in moving the country forward.

His words: “Taking a closer look at the nature of our obligatory intervention, it has to be complimentary. We can’t continue to condemn each other. We are humans, we have our fallibility. All of us are human, we strive to be like Christ.
“While the politicians are elected, the clergy must play the role of the servant of God and servant of the people. We are elected, but yours is clear that you can’t be afraid of any terrestrial interference. I know you are bold at all time to speak truth to power. “

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