Published on May 03, 2016 Greenbarge Reporters
The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), has said it saw hope for greater Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We are willing to collaborate with you and with your administration, in which we see hope for a greater Nigeria.”
The Bishops spoke when they had a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The bishops pledged continued prayers for Nigeria and the government, even as they expressed their conviction that current hardships are temporary, and Nigeria will soon overcome its present difficulties.
Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos, who spoke on behalf of the bishops expressed the solidarity of the CBCN with the president.
President Buhari, who held the meeting with the bishops against the backdrop of reports of continued attacks on communities across the country by armed herdsmen, made it clear that his administration is determined to deal decisively and expeditiously with the matter.
Buhari confirmed that heads of national security agencies have been ordered to take all necessary action to apprehend and expose those behind the heinous attacks.
“We are determined to secure all Nigerians and I have told the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies, in very strong terms, to deal decisively with the attackers.”
President Buhari expressed his condolences to the Catholic Bishop of Enugu, the people of Ukpabi Nimbo and all other communities that have suffered fatalities and other losses from the recent attacks.
The president assured the Bishops that he was acting with deliberation and moving methodically to implement his change agenda for the good of the country.
“We need to rebuild our institutions methodically, we need to change the way we do things. In the last 10 years, crude oil sold for more than $100 per barrel, but Nigeria did not save. That is why we have found ourselves where we are today.”
The president assured the bishops that his administration was working very hard to fulfill all the promises it had made to Nigerians, adding that his greatest motivating factor now is the desire to bring positive change to Nigeria.
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