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NEWS UPDATE: External loans: Catholic Bishops send message to Buhari’s govt

NEWS UPDATE: External loans: Catholic Bishops send message to Buhari’s govt

The Catholic Archbishops of Abuja has asked President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities to ensure that the huge amounts of money beingness borrowed externally are used for the evolution of the country as promised.

The Bishops, who called on the authorities and the law enforcement agencies to do all that is essential to tackle national insecurity and restore lasting peace in the country, said Nigerians, specially the youths are currently been ravaged by several challenges due to corruption and poor governance.

This was contained in a communique issued on Saturday in Abuja after a two-day Full general Assembly. The communique was jointly signed by His Grace, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Abuja, and Rev. Fr. Sebastian Musa, the Chancellor.

The bishops also condemned in totality the violence and relentless attacks by insurgents, bandits, kidnappers and people with criminal and doubtful motives across some segments of the country.

They added that the root causes of these crises and criminal acts are not unknown to the authorities, but the unhealthy sentiments seem to play out in the handling of the menace with kid gloves.

The bishops said that insecurity has crippled economical and agricultural activities, forcing the land to depend on external loans for survival.

“As division of the dividends of democracy, we telephone on the authorities to pose into judicious and effective usage, the huge amounts beingness borrowed externally to run the affairs of authorities and finance projects across the land.

‘’Many of our youths roam the streets with dim hopes for a brighter hereafter. We cannot in Nigeria, thence, remain blind to the issues of corrupt governance, unemployment, insecurity, the discontent amidst immature people and the increasing inability of many to run into the basic necessities of life’’ it read.

They thanked God that Africa was spared from the widely speculated devastation by the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged every continent of the world.

“The pandemic exposed our weak political stamina and fragile economic system to to a greater extent hard situations that constitute a setback towards effective evangelization and the rapid evolution of our people,” the communique said.

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