Catholic and Anglican Archbishops from across the country yesterday in their Easter messages decried the high level of insecurity in the country, with some calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign, having failed to protect lives and property, which they felt was the fundamental reason for the existence of government.
They include the Bishop, Diocese of Kaduna, Anglican Communion, Timothy Yahaya, the Bishop of Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, Matthew Manoso Ndagoso, Catholic Archbishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Matthew Hassan Kukah and Catholic Archbishop of Owerri Diocese and President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, CBCN, Most Rev Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji.
Others are the Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Owerri Archdiocese, Most Rev. Anthony J. V. Obinna, Anglican Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastical Province, and Most Rev. David O. C. Onuoha, and Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Adewale Martins.
Efforts to reach the Presidency for comments as at press time last night proved abortive as calls put through the telephone lines of presidential spokespersons: Mr Femi Adesina and Mallam Garba Shehu, were not picked up. Text messages sent to their phones were also not replied to.
In their homilies, the Bishop, Diocese of Kaduna, Anglican Communion, Timothy Yahaya, and the Bishop of Kaduna Catholic Archdiocese, Matthew Manoso Ndagoso, asked the President to resign, saying a similar call by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, came at the appropriate time.