Wednesday, 15 January 2014
“It’s A Shame That Nigeria Cannot Produce A Handkerchief At 100 Years” – Bishop Chukwuma
The Chairman of the Christian Association of
Nigeria, CAN, South East Zone, Rt. Rev. Dr.
Emmanuel Chukwuma has decried the slow
pace of development in Nigeria.
who is also the Anglican Bishop of Enugu
Diocese, was speaking yesterday shortly after a
church service held at the Good Shepard
Cathedral, Enugu, to mark his 60th Birthday.
He expressed regret that 100 years after the
amalgamation of the northern and southern
protectorates, Nigeria was still importing
He also noted that the country was yet to find a
sense of direction at 100 years.
“It is a shame that Nigeria cannot produce a
handkerchief at 100 years. Our leaders need to
be sensible. Anybody above 70 years should
retire and become a consultant”, he said.
The cleric, who expressed appreciation to God
and his followers for his numerous
achievements since he became Bishop, assured
that he would not be discouraged by the current
situation of things in the country.
He advised the nation’s leaders and elders to be
sensible and distance themselves from
corruption as well as to give the young ones
opportunity to serve their father land in order
to avert a serious revolution.
The CAN leader also condemned Tuesday’s car
bombing in Maiduguri, Borno State that led to
the death of many innocent citizens, warning
that Nigeria cannot afford another civil war.
On the recently signed Anti-Gay bill, the cleric
hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for
resisting pressure from western nations, stating
that there is nothing like gay in the Bible.
Bishop Chukwuma, however, urged the
government to ensure the implementation of
the new law, insisting that Gay practice was