July 1, 2022 8:10 pm

Anglican Synod Speaks On National Energy Crises

From TCNEWS

The several collapse of the National Grid leading to national energy crises does not portray the country in a good light, the Anglican Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Anglican Communion, The Rt. Rev’d Geoffrey Ibeabuchi has pointed out.

Delivering a presidential address at the 2nd session of the 10th Synod at St. Andrew’s Church Nsukwe/Amibo Ubakala North archdeaconry in Umuahia South L.G.A, of Abia State, Bishop Ibeabuchi also pointed out that the sad part of the story is that electricity tariff was increased recently, thereby increasing the hardship faced by consumers who pay more for the product they rare consume.

Power supply in Nigeria is by the day becoming unencouraging to individuals, private and public organisations; and according to findings, Nigeria generates too little electricity to supply its population of 200 million people, generally hovering at around 4,000 megawatts a day.

Bishop Ibeabuchi therefore passionately called on the Government to do all within her powers to restore electricity as soon as possible.

On the 2023 general election, Bishop Ibeabuchi announced that the Synod has taken various steps to encourage citizens to get involved, shun political thuggery, voter apathy and register in any political party of their choice and also be part of the selection process from the Ward to National levels.

Bishop Ibeabuchi carefully drew the attention of the Abia State Government under the leadership of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to the plight of the State pensioners and passionately appealed that, “Our senior citizens must not be allowed to suffer and die with tears in their eyes against you and our nation”.

Bishop Ibeabuchi said, “We still believe that something is wrong on how our senior citizens are treated. While some go home smiling, some others are in anguish, in pain and in sorrow. This trend is abnormal and needs immediate intervention of His Excellency. Everybody in active service today will one day retire. Put yourself in the shoes of this our retirees then you will know their painful and ugly experiences. Some of them have no food to eat while some have no house of their own. Some who married late are unable to train their children. May we once again remind those serving in the Pensions Office that they will not be in that office forever”.

Bishop Ibeabuchi also reminded the government that selling fertilizers through contractors or third parties have not helped farmers and requested that the government to make the commodity available to farmers at the right time and at an affordable price too.

He reminded both the government and genuine farmers that, “We cannot depend on the Federal Government for our food sufficiency and Abia State cannot continue to depend on foodstuffs imported from other states” but with little more effort, “We can feed ourselves”.

The several collapse of the National Grid leading to national energy crises does not portray the country in a good light, the Anglican Bishop of Umuahia Diocese, Anglican Communion, The Rt. Rev’d Geoffrey Ibeabuchi has pointed out.

Delivering a presidential address at the 2nd session of the 10th Synod at St. Andrew’s Church Nsukwe/Amibo Ubakala North archdeaconry in Umuahia South L.G.A, of Abia State, Bishop Ibeabuchi also pointed out that the sad part of the story is that electricity tariff was increased recently, thereby increasing the hardship faced by consumers who pay more for the product they rare consume.

Power supply in Nigeria is by the day becoming unencouraging to individuals, private and public organisations; and according to findings, Nigeria generates too little electricity to supply its population of 200 million people, generally hovering at around 4,000 megawatts a day.

Bishop Ibeabuchi therefore passionately called on the Government to do all within her powers to restore electricity as soon as possible.

On the 2023 general election, Bishop Ibeabuchi announced that the Synod has taken various steps to encourage citizens to get involved, shun political thuggery, voter apathy and register in any political party of their choice and also be part of the selection process from the Ward to National levels.

Bishop Ibeabuchi carefully drew the attention of the Abia State Government under the leadership of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to the plight of the State pensioners and passionately appealed that, “Our senior citizens must not be allowed to suffer and die with tears in their eyes against you and our nation”.

Bishop Ibeabuchi said, “We still believe that something is wrong on how our senior citizens are treated. While some go home smiling, some others are in anguish, in pain and in sorrow. This trend is abnormal and needs immediate intervention of His Excellency. Everybody in active service today will one day retire. Put yourself in the shoes of this our retirees then you will know their painful and ugly experiences. Some of them have no food to eat while some have no house of their own. Some who married late are unable to train their children. May we once again remind those serving in the Pensions Office that they will not be in that office forever”.

Bishop Ibeabuchi also reminded the government that selling fertilizers through contractors or third parties have not helped farmers and requested that the government to make the commodity available to farmers at the right time and at an affordable price too.

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Bishop Geoffrey Ibeabuchi

He reminded both the government and genuine farmers that, “We cannot depend on the Federal Government for our food sufficiency and Abia State cannot continue to depend on foodstuffs imported from other states” but with little more effort, “We can feed ourselves”.

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