A Catholic Priest in Enugu, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka has condemned the
recent agitation and protests for Biafra nation describing the action as
Reverend Fr. Ejike Mbaka
Mbaka made the condemnation in Enugu on Saturday in a sermon at his weekly Adoration Ministry.
The cleric urged youths in the South East and South-South to
go back to their business as the protest could lead to their death.
“Locking up your shops and disrupting economic activities will not
add any naira to your pocket, whatever grievance you have could be
resolved through dialogue,’’ the cleric said.
He lambasted those leaders that were behind the agitation and
protests, saying that they should use their children for the struggle.
Mbaka commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing ministers from the zone and assigning them with good portfolios.
“President Buhari’s action has proven that the South East has not
been marginalized. I would have reacted if no minister emerged from the
zone,’’ he said.
He said that the five states in the zone had minister each as
prescribed by the Nigerian constitution as well as other key security
and protocol officers that serves under president and his wife.
The reverend father attributed the recent free health screening
initiative by the Wife of the president, Mrs Aisha Buhari, in Enugu to
her love for the people of the region.
He blamed the Igbo leaders for not living up to the expectation of
the people in the area, adding that past governors, National Assembly
members failed woefully in discharging their mandates.
“President Buhari is not the cause of poor roads, unemployment and
other decay infrastructures in the south east, we should blame our
“Most of the roads had been awarded but our leaders squandered the
fund, even the university teaching hospital in Enugu is a no-go-area and
our leaders are not concerned about it,” he said.
Mbaka called on the new Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris
Ngige, to use his office to employ youths in the zone, adding that it
would stop what he called another Boko Haram in the south east if not
He praised Buhari’s war against corruption, saying it had enthroned due process and sanity in governance.
The cleric, however, urged Nigerians to be patient with the president as he had good plans for the country.
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