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(Nigeria) Enugu Anglican archbishop holds church service amid COVID-19 lockdown.

…dares Police.

says, no police can stop him.


Anglican Archbishop Holds Church Service Amid Coronavirus, Dares Police To Stop Him

Bishop of Enugu Anglican Diocese, Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, yesterday, dared the police by holding church service.


Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma said the Province will not shut any of its branches over the Coronavirus pandemic.

He said shutting the church at a time like this would mean giving the devil an opportunity to ravage the people and the country, Sun News reports.


Chukwuma faulted the order of government to close churches and places of worship. He said it is unfortunate and wrong to categorise church and worship centres with drinking parlours, night clubs, markets and companies.

The cleric said he would not shut the churches because he is not the owner, as the church belongs to Jesus Christ, adding that if people were stopped from “running to their God in worship in a time like now the whole world is in confusion, where would they run to for safety, help and deliverance?”


He also warned that attacking the church will not bring a solution but will only make matters worse. He advised that there was a need for the country to continue to seek divine solution to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Archbishop, who was reacting to the disruption of worship in some Anglican churches in Enugu, warned security operatives to stop discouraging members of the Anglican Church from worshipping in their church buildings, insisting that he had ensured that all hygienic protocols and social distancing practices were kept for the good of the people.


Bishop Chukwuma said, according to Sun News: “I have told them (Police) not to try it again unless they want more trouble for themselves and their families. There is no way you can ask the church of God to stop when we need prayers to bring healing upon the land, especially when we are faced with a problem as serious as coronavirus that has defied every human solution.

“It is wrong on the government to send police after worshippers. I think if they are serious, what they should do is to ensure that the hygiene protocol is kept, that the social distancing order is also kept, while encouraging those at the altar to pray the country out. What can man do under this circumstance without God? What can even the President or our scientists do in this trying time without God? It is wrong for people to think that we will not find answers to what has befallen us through prayers. So, I want to warn that whoever is behind the disruption should stop in his own interest.

“The last thing I will do at this time is to close the doors of my church building. In my Cathedral, we worshipped today and we will observe all the Palm Sunday and Easter activities. I will worship on Monday, Thursday as well as the Easter Sunday. It will be sad on anybody who tried to stop us because. We’re doing what we are supposed to do.”


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COVID-19 has reduced humanity to some level.


Bishop of Abuja Catholic Diocese, Ignatius Kaigama has said that the Coronavirus pandemic has reduced humanity to the same level.

“The disease has reduced us to one level. The mighty and small nations have all been reduced to the same level with all feeling the hit and unable to do much about it,” Kaigama said on Sunday, while addressing newsmen after celebrating the Palm Sunday Mass.


The Mass was celebrated in an empty Church after the few members that turned up for Service were asked to leave the Church following government’s order banning any gathering.

The measure is part of the efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging several parts of the world.


Kaigama, while lamenting the hardship humanity was going through as a result of the disease, said that it had forced humanity to see everyone as equal and helpless without God, the creator.

“The pandemic has taught us that we must come together to conquer the ills of the society.

“All nations, big or small, developed and undeveloped, poor and rich, have seen that technology cannot do much. Everyone is running from pillar to post in search of safety.

“Clearly, it is a new beginning for humanity. It means we must return to the golden rule of love and respect for one another. Above all, it has shown that God is on the throne and all must return to Him,” he said.

Kaigama commended the Federal Government for putting in place measures to contain the disease, but urged handlers of palliative measures to ensure they reached the poor, the hungry and the helpless.

He particularly advised those saddled with sharing items meant for the vulnerable people against the temptation to seek to gain from the global misfortune.

“It should never be about what we can gain from the situation. It should be about what we can contribute to the system,” he said.

The Archbishop also urged Nigerians to obey the stay-at-home order of the Federal Government.

“No one should dare the government. No one should accuse government of being harsh be cause it has locked up the cities. All the measures are for the safety of all and we should be seen as being respectful of constituted authority,” he said.

He urged Christians to pray for an end to the scourge, and urged those saddled with implementing the lockdown order to handle Nigerians with respect and civility.

“Security personnel should not intimidate people on the highway. There should be no extortion,” he said.

Kaigama commended the media for leading the fight against the spread of the virus, saying that the sacrifices of newsmen had made them a great asset to the country.

“The media has remained our great bridge, getting relevant and authentic information to link those at home with those on the field in the collective war against the pandemic.

“God will continue to bless the journalists and strengthen them in their roles of building a strong society fortified with the right information to make informed decisions,” he said.

The Bishop also prayed God to reward and bless medical workers who were sacrificing their comfort, and even lives, to give professional help to the sick in the fight to rid Nigeria of the pandemic.

He challenged Nigerians to trust and rely on God, at this critical time.

“Even though it is a tragedy, this period is also a providential one in the sense that we are learning to trust God and rely on Him more than before.

God has the final word not man, whether he be president or a well endowed scientist. Man cannot be omnipotent as God. If we served God partially, haphazardly or indifferently in the past, we must develop a much deeper spiritual communion in the solitude of our homes,” he said.


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COVID-19: Oyedepo react to closure of schools, churches.

...CAN order churches not to send back members

coronavirus cure would be found this week – Bishop Oyedepo


Founder of Living Faith Church a.k.a Winners Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo has reacted to some state governors’ decision to close schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Speaking at a fully-packed service at Canaanland Ota, despite a ban on religious gatherings of more than 50 people in Ogun State due to outbreak of Coronavirus, Oyedepo stated that the only disease that has no cure is hunger.


He said;

“May God help our policy makers to make the right decision in finding solution to this scourge called Coronavirus.


“Now children are out of school, to go back to that crowd. Would they not be more secured in school where they are only 20 in class? They will now go to help their mama, to sell pepper in the market where you contact about 500,000 people a day in big cities. Everybody is trying to find solutions, may we find the right solution.

“May God help our leaders to make the right decision in search of solution to this pandemic.”


Oyedepo also disclosed that his church is working on programmes to enable localised congregation instead of mass gatherings on service days.

“What we are doing is to ensure that the plague doesn’t spread. This has never happened in my lifetime that nations are shutting their doors against each other.


“The world is at war with an invisible enemy and we must pray. Schools are being shut down, people are entering buses where everyone is breathing on everyone, every market in Africa is an open market. Can we test everybody taking a bus? Only God can rescue the world at this time.

“We are a law abiding congregation and must follow measures being put in place to contain the spread.”


He told his members that the cure for the deadly virus will be out soon and nations shall rejoice again.


Oyedepo added;

“Only the help of God can save Nigeria and Africa in a while from this Pandemic.


“Plagues cannot stop us. Coronavirus cannot stop God’s children, but I assure you that the solution will be found this week.

“Strategies are being developed on how to manage this in respect to our worship programs. We will come up with specific programs during the week that will be communicated to everyone.

“Our Zonal positions may have to be enlarged to accommodate a lot of people.”

Following the criticism that trailed the fully-packed church service, David Oyedepo’s Ministries International shared a memo in which CAN instructed churches not to send back members who attend services today.


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To be safe, obey – Oyedepo tells church members.

happy Sunday


Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide also know as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, has asked his members to abide by every government preventive measures in order to check the spread of Coronavirus.

Oyedepo made the call in his Sunday sermon monitored by SaharaReporters on the church’s YouTube page.


He said, “What we are doing is to ensure that the plague doesn’t spread. This has never happened in my lifetime that nations are shutting their doors against each other.

“The world is at war with an invisible enemy and we must pray. Schools are being shut down, people are entering buses where everyone is breathing on everyone, every market in Africa is an open market. Can we test everybody taking a bus? Only God can rescue the world at this time.

“We are a law abiding congregation and must follow measures being put in place to contain the spread.”

He added that the church was working on programmes to enable localised congregation instead of mass gatherings on service days.


#Newsworthy…

{Photo} Winners chapel member admitted in hospital after alleged slap from Oyedepo.


A member of the Living Faith Church (a.k.a Winners Chapel), Nosa Aigbogun has found himself at the hospital after being slapped by Pastor Gideon Oyedepo.

Aigbogun attends Uwasota branch of the church in Benin, Edo state.


Pastor Gideon Oyedepo is the resident pastor and younger brother of the G.O, Bishop David Oyedepo.

DailyPost reports that the Pastor Gideon Oyedepo was accused of constantly harassing and assaulting members of his branch, slapping them at will.


Aigbogun, who is recuperating at a medical facility in Benin, said he was the latest to be slapped by the Pastor.

He said since he was transferred to their branch as resident pastor, the younger Oyedepo has enthroned himself as emperor and has become a problem to members of the church.


He appealed to the founder of the church, Bishop Oyedepo, to rescue them from further beatings from his younger brother.

“I want concerned authorities to rescue us from him, we have received enough slaps. We are begging his elder brother, Bishop David Oyedepo, to save us from the overnight emperor before is too late.


Since his arrival at our branch, he has slapped two persons and he keeps saying nobody can do him anything. He has turned the branch to something else.

They called for unity meeting on Sunday and I was part of those that attended. All of a sudden, he just turned to me and started calling me devil, idiot.


Before you know it, he just slapped me and he said I cannot do him anything and that he has been planing to deal with some of us in the church. His P.A. joined him.

On his instruction, his P.A. went and brought soldiers who they said were from Supply and Transport (S&T) Barracks. They pounced on me, rough-handled me and beat the hell out of me,” he said.

Aigbogun, who said he had reported the case at Okhoro Police Station, said all he wants is justice.

Other members of the church told journalists that Gideon Oyedepo threaten that should his elder brother who owns the church act on complaints of members and perhaps drop him, he will form a white garment church of his own.


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Examine your head, you have no right to crucify anybody – Yekini Nabena slam Oyedepo.


The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday lambasted Bishop David Oyedepo of Living Faith Church for prophesying that President Muhammadu Buhari’s days are numbered.

Speaking, APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena asked that the bishops head be examined, suggesting that the Winners chapel founder has not contributed anything to Nigeria.

Recall that Oyedepo had told his members that Buhari’s government was the worst in Nigeria’s history and a curse to the nation.

Addressing his members during Sunday service, Oyedepo had further stated that Buhari’s days were numbered because the current government has no direction for Nigeria as a whole.

Reacting, Nabena maintained that the General Overseer of Living Faith Church has no right to make such remarks.

According to Nabena: “What has he contributed to Nigeria, Oyedepo has no right to crucify or tell anybody that their time has come to an end.

“He has no right, he should examine his own head what has he given back to the community. Despite the billions of naira and dollars, Nigerians have contributed through offerings to him what has he given back to the community?

“What has he contributed to the country? So he is not in a position to tell Nigerians what to do because they voted for Buhari so he has no right”


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Buhari’s government is cursed – Bishop Oyedepo announce.


Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel has described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as directionless and like a curse.

He also said the administration is the worst in the history of Nigeria, adding its days were numbered.

According to the Punch, the cleric stated this during the church’s service at its international headquarters in Ota, Ogun State on Sunday, accusing the government of attempting to criminalise hate speech while doing nothing to halt killing of innocent Nigerians by armed groups.


He was reacting to the Hate Speech Bill currently before the Senate, being sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi, describing it as the most ridiculous bill anyone could think of.

Oyedepo said, “The government in this country is making a draconian law – hate speech. They said if you speak hatefully, you have committed murder. Out of someone who says I will kill you and the one who kills, who has committed a crime? I don’t understand which kind of animal farm we live in.


“I said stop stepping on my toes and you said that is hate speech but somebody kills, and he is walking free on the streets. This is the most stupid and nonsensical ideal anybody can think of.

“I said you are bad and you said that is a crime. Must I say you are good when you are bad?

Bishop David Oyedepo of Winners Chapel

“In my view you are bad and you shouldn’t be a leader. I have the right to say so. As far as I am concerned, I am a true born and thoroughly-bred Nigerian, an intelligent one. In my view, this is the worst thing that has happened to Nigeria — this government. It is the worst and in fact, it is like a curse.

“I have been here for some time and I led the first prayer and fasting for Nigeria in 1979. I am not a baby in the affairs of Nigeria. This is the worst government, a government with no direction. Their days are numbered. I can tell you as a prophet that their days are numbered,” he said.


#Newsworthy…

Fasting can’t make you prosperous – feed into it – David Oyedepo


Winners Chapel founder, Bishop David Oyedepo has warned Christians that one cannot fast his way to prosperity. He urged those who spend their days fasting in the hope of becoming rich, that such a thing cannot happen.

According to the clergyman who tweeted, the way into prosperity is not by denying oneself of food but by feeding on the word of God.


“You cannot fast your way into your prosperity, you feed into it through the Word of God”, he tweeted.

In another post, Oyedepo stated that one can be a Christian and still be in lack. This he says is because the person is failing to see what God is saying.

“God is no respecter of any person but of His Word. It is very possible to be a Christian and live in lack and want. Until you see what God is saying, you remain the same. God is no respecter of persons, He only respects faith in His Word”, he added.


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Samuel Ortom reacts to Bishop Adoboh’s death


Gov Samuel Ortom has expressed shock at the sudden death of His Lordship, Bishop Peter Adoboh, Catholic Bishop of Katsina-Ala Diocese.

The governor’s grief is contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase on Saturday in Makurdi.

NobleReporters learnt that Adoboh died on Friday at Daughters of Charity Hospital, Abuja.


Adoboh was ordained a Catholic Priest on June 30, 1984.

He was appointed the pioneer Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Katsina-Ala by Pope (Emeritus) Benedict XVI on Dec. 29, 2012 at the age of 55.


The late bishop was born on April 14, 1958 to the family of Abraham and Sarah Adoboh of Mbayion clan in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue and died at the age of 62 after a brief illness.

Ortom said he was “deeply saddened by the death of the bishop” and described his demise as “painful not only to the Catholic Church but to Benue at large.”


He affirmed that the late bishop was a true servant of God who stood for peace and worked tirelessly to win souls for Jesus Christ.

The governor recalled the contributions made by the late bishop toward sustaining peace, especially in the recovery of arms during the amnesty programme of the government.


The governor recalls the pivotal role Adoboh played toward the success of the Benue Government’s amnesty programme, which led to the recovery of thousands of weapons and hundreds of youths embracing the initiative.

He also contributed immensely in several other ways in restoring peace and security in the Sankera intermediary area of the state in particular.

Gov Samuel Ortom

Ortom also condoled the Adoboh family, Katsina-ala Diocese and the entire christian community in the state over the death.

N.Rs culled that Adoboh and Bishop William Avenya of Gboko Diocese, received their early tutelage under Rev. Fr. Angus Fraser at the prestigious Mount Saint Gabriel’s Secondary School, Makurdi.


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{Video} Bobrisky is killing herself, she will run from home – Bishop Solomon warns


A Nigerian cleric identified Bishop Solomon Anyawu has made shocking revelations about the forthcoming destruction on Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky.

In a video shared by Ghpage.com, the cleric said he took to social media to make his revelation about Bobrisky because that particular revelation from God keeps pestering him.

According to him, Bobrisky’s life is in serious danger and thus she is facing an impending shame that will force her to run from her home.

https://www.instagram.com/ghpage_tv/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_mid=90B1B190-5EEB-4521-981B-D0FD310107CD


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We own Nigeria too – Bishop Oyedepo says his Church members can also be president


David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of the Living Faith Worldwide, says over 10,000 members of his church are qualified to be president of Nigeria.

The 65-year-old clergyman disclosed this while speaking against citizens who “claim the nation” as their own during his recent church service.


According to him, there are many people in his church who have the ability and experience it takes to lead Nigeria, only that they’re not given a chance.

“We’re not strangers. We’re citizens of this country. There are more than ten thousand people in this church that qualify to be president by virtue of capacity, experience,” the clergyman said.

“…what have you? How dare you claim you own the nation. Cursed be that thought! We own this nation together. I’m not an adopted citizen. I’m born, bred, and original like many others.”

Oyedepo recently made headlines after a series of news reports wrongly claimed that the US embassy denied him a visa renewal after he failed to meet the requirements for the document.

He was also in the news after dismissing an undisclosed number of officials for allegedly conniving to “loot millions” from his church’s treasury.

This had come after the clergyman was rumoured to have approved N650 million for road repairs in Ogun state in a move that caused intense hysteria among Nigerians on social media.


#Newsworthy…

Suicide bomber nabbed at Oyedepo’s church in Kaduna


The Kaduna state police command have arrested a 30-year-old suspected suicide bomber at the Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church aka Winners chapel owned by popular clergyman, Bishop David Oyedepo.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed this, said he would be releasing an official press statement soon.


According to reports, the suspected suicide bomber was caught on the church’s CCTV camera entering the church auditorium with a bag. The security officers who became suspicious, accosted him after he had sat down. They searched his bag and found the explosive.

The police was alerted and he was arrested and whisked away.


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(Just what you need to read) Bishop Oyedepo feud how big rats eat up the church


Presiding Bishop of the Winners Chapel, Dr. David Oyedepo, is in the news after his shock revelation that some top officials of his church had looted the church’s treasury.

He made the revelation at the empowerment summit organised for ordained workers of the church on Saturday, with the story going viral since then.


Oyedepo said the officials, the fat church rats, mainly accountants have been sacked. He did not however say whether the church would seek retributive justice in the court of the land.

“Can you imagine accountants perpetrating fraud in the house of God?”, the angry bishop said.


“We had no choice but to dismiss them. You can imagine top church officials engaging in doubling figures and other dubious practices.

“Even after we dismissed them, we discovered more fraud.


“Those who should discover the fraud were the ones involved in it. One of them refused to confess until the last minute.”

He admonished the church members against employing the dismissed officials. He said he had to tell everyone present because he knew the dismissed officials “will come to you for employment.”


“Don’t employ them and don’t sympathise with them. Whoever sympathises with the wicked is wicked himself.”

Dead silence fell on the gathering as the Bishop reiterated: “Don’t sympathise with any perpetrator of fraud, otherwise you are a partaker of the evil act.”


Oyedepo did not disclose the volume of money stolen by the church rats, but newspaper reports assumed it must be in millions to provoke his anger.

However, his critic, Daddy Freeze, is not shedding any tear for him. In an Instagram post, Freeze refers Oyedepo to the scriptures, asking if the missing money came from the sweat of Oyedepo or whether it is a donation.


“This to me, is nothing more than a daunting cocktail of scriptural misinterpretation, misplaced priorities and misdirected resources, making this seem like it’s an odd in between compromise amidst a church and a business enterprise.

“For starters, the church building is NOT the house of God (the scriptures in acts 17:24 clearly tell us so)!


“Is money they stole money you worked for from your personal business enterprises? If yes they should face the wrath of the law.

“However, If it came from donations, let Acts 4:32 guide you. According to the aforementioned verse, the disciples shared everything equally, so there was no lack. Could it be that you haven’t been giving them their share and they now took it by force?🙄


“Remember, the offertory the early church received was shared equally among ALL believers, maybe if you practice that, you won’t fret over accountants pilfering.

Acts 17:24 New Living Translation:“He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples,


Acts 7:48 New Living Translation: However, the Most High doesn’t live in temples made by human hands. As the prophet says,

2 Corinthians 5:1 New International Version: For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.


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FG, not different from terrorists – Rev Matthew Kukah

..says, their only difference is bomb


Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt. Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah, has accused the Federal Government of being sympathetic to Islamist insurgents.

He alleged that the government, by allocating key positions to hardline Muslims, gave tacit approval to insurgent to reign.

This is as the outspoken cleric condemned the beheading of 10 persons believed to be Christians by members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).


In a statement through the Diocese’s Communications Office, Kukah accused the Federal Government of using different methods to achieve the same goal of Islamic dominance in Nigeria.

“The only difference between the government and Boko Haram is that Boko Haram is holding a bomb.


“They are using the levers of power to secure the supremacy of Islam, which then gives more weight to the idea that it can be achieved by violence.

“With the situation in Nigeria, it is hard to see the moral basis they have to defeat Boko Haram. They have created the conditions to make it possible for Boko Haram to behave the way they are behaving.” he added.


Bishop Kukah said the only thing preventing Nigeria from being engulfed in civil war was the peaceful tenets of Christianity.

“Christians have every reason to feel insecure and also there is a general feeling of their marginalisation from the political process. If the principles of our religion were different, there would be a civil war by now.


“It is the glory of our religion that this hasn’t happened. It is difficult to preach peace in this context. Any resolution depends on how Christians decide to react. They won’t use violence, but what will they do?” he queried. .

“If the people in power don’t do enough to integrate Christians then they give oxygen to Islamism. If they have countries where everybody is Muslim in power then you give vent to the idea that Islam should be supreme,” he said.


He also criticised western nations for being preoccupied with mining resources in Africa, and not committed to defending the people.

“Western nations are not doing enough. They have shown that the resources of Africa are more important than the ordinary people.


“Clearly, the Western nations could have reduced the influence of Boko Haram by 80 or 90 percent but they have deliberately not done enough,” he said.

Meanwhile, the military has overpowered Boko Haram insurgents who attacked Monguno sector 3 base in Borno State.


Sources said troops battled for several hours to repel the attack which happened late Tuesday.

Suspected members of the ISWAP faction of Boko Haram had attempted to invade the community which serves as a mega camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).


Some of the 1,200 Chadian troops who pulled out of Nigeria during the weekend made use of the base.

The insurgents were said to have stormed the base around 7pm after which a gun battle ensued.

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rt. Rev. Mathew Hassan Kukah

The Air Force was said to have joined the Army in the battle forcing the insurgent to beat a retreat.

Since the withdrawal of the Chadian troops from the Multinational Joint Task Force operation, there have been rumours of planned attacks by insurgents on key locations of Borno.


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Nigeria need resourceful youths in ministries, not old people – Nwokolo

…says Ndigbo under seige


The Bishop on the Niger, Anglican Communion, Anambra state Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo has said that what Nigeria needs now is credible, intelligent, resourceful and talented youths to man the ministries, departments and agencies to turn around the country not recycling the same old people who has not done the country any good.

Nwokolo who condemned the new policy on visa on arrival, said that he would only support it if the government has genuine plan to attract investors help to turn around some of the challenging situations in the country, rather than using back door to bring in Islamic fundamentalists.


The bishop who spoke to newsmen yesterday at bishop court in Onitsha saying that Ndigbo were under siege through many security agents checkpoints that litters the entire places in the southeast zone.

He said: “We need credible, intelligent, resourceful and talented people to man the ministries, departments and agencies but we been recycling the same old people who has done the country well. The youths are saying when are we going to be the leaders of tomorrow?, the question the youths are asking us is when are we going to be the leaders of this country?


“This is because we tell them that they are leaders of tomorrow, but it is the same people who have been leading yesterday are still leading tomorrow and they are not bringing any pragmatic change that will turn around the country. So, it’s a problem but as I said we all to be blamed because we cannot exonerate ourselves from the problem.

On new visa policy: “It is because of lack of trust in the leadership of the country, the doubts we have in the way they approach issues, because we don’t trust them. We feel that some of the policies they are bringing out is to favour the Islamic agenda and bringing unwanted people into the country.


“However, I feel that Nigeria is one of the countries that have very tough immigration policy, we hardly allow people to enter our country. Foreigners come here under stringent measures. What I’m saying is that we are yet to trust our leadership, most of their policies are not favourable. They have disappointed us in one way or the other but if not that, I would wish that we have mild immigration policy that allow foreigners to come and invest in our country who are genuine and not Boko Haram people.

“If the policy is to bring in investors that would come and help to turn around some of the challenging situations we have in the country, I will support the government but if it is a back door to bring in Islamic fundamentalists, it is a serious problem and we say no that. I also want the country to look into their immigration policy because it is making other nations to be very harsh to Nigerians especially when they travel.

Bishop Nwokolo

On checkpoints: “Ndigbo are under siege, they type of dirty environment in which this checkpoint are being kept makes a mess of the whole thing as if our country is governed by illiterates and uncivilized persons, how they litter the road with woods that are not even smooth. They bring all manner of things and use it to block all our roads.

“They paint the country in a very bad light. We joined the rest of our people to condemn attitude of police and army in keeping checkpoints on our roads, it’s not good. It’s only in this country we see this type of checkpoints, police can monitor criminals from roadside, they can use aerial surveillance, weapon and communication gadgets to coordinate but coming to expressway and highways to block road is frustrating and condemnable” Bishop Nwokolo stated.


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