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Cleric Warns FG Against Establishing More Varsities, Wants More Industries For Youth Employment

Bennett Ikechukwu Okoro
Posted: May 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

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Owerri – Worried by the current state of the nation, church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has warned against the establishment of more universities in the country, arguing that more industries should rather be established to cater for the young graduates.

Archbishop and Bishop of Orlu Diocese, Imo State – The Most Rev. Bennett Ikechukwu Okoro, gave the advice in an address at the second session of the 11 Synod of the diocese held at the St. Andrew’s Church Orsuihiteukwu, in the Orsu Council Area of the state.

The cleric who decried the non prompt payment of workers, deplorable nature of some federal roads as well as the increase in unemployment regretted that a number of youths in search of jobs have either sunk in the Mediterranean sea or are suffocating in the scotching sun of the Sahara desert in search of nonexistent job. “Instead of more universities, more industries should be established to cater for the young graduates” he counselled.

Drawing inspiration from the theme of the synod “Heavenly investment A secure Christian Heritage” (Luke 12:29-34), the Bishop said that the menace of armed robbery and kidnapping should be urgently addressed while the federal government should check the incessant and unprovoked violence of cattle Fulani.

The herdsmen he said should be restricted to ranches for grazing as against the current unrestrained ubiquitous grazing madness.

The prelate although backed the federal government’s anti-corruption crusade noted that not much had been achieved within the last one year of the new regime.

He therefore enjoined the government to put behind, the activities of the previous regime and embark on and initiate sound economic and political policies that will benefit the citizenry stressing that dwelling on the mistakes of the past regime would be counterproductive.

Bishop Okoro lauded governor Rochas Okorocha for his efforts in combating armed robbery and kidnapping in the state but implored him to pay workers promptly, and to fix the roads before the rains come in force to wreck havocs in the communities.