Nigeria at 60: Ortom requires sovereign Nationwide Convention

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has urged the Federal Authorities to convene a Sovereign Nationwide Convention to chart the best way ahead for Nigeria.

Talking through the Interdenominational Independence Thanksgiving Service organized by the State Chapter of Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, in collaboration with the Benue State Authorities, he mentioned the teething challenges going through the nation culminating in high-level corruption, insecurity, impunity and marginalization necessitated his name.

He mentioned the sovereign nationwide convention would offer the platform for frank discussions to strengthen the unity, peace and safety of the nation.

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The Governor additionally known as for the implementation of suggestions of the 2014 Nationwide Confab convened by former President Goodluck Jonathan, stating that the convention proffered options to the multifaceted issues confronting Nigeria.

He mentioned at 60, Nigeria is in want of leaders who can steer the ship of growth for the nation and restore confidence within the minds of the individuals.

Governor Ortom appreciated the State Chapter of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, for all the time supporting his administration by means of prayers, saying the state had crossed many hurdles attributable to divine mercies.

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He, nevertheless, kicked in opposition to the supposed regulation of the Church by the Federal Authorities by means of the Firm and Allied Issues Act, CAMA 2020, saying the laws would quantity to dabbling into affairs of the Church when the federal government couldn’t handle its businesses nicely.

Additionally, CAN Chairman Benue State, Reverend Akpen Leva decried the struggling of Nigerians at 60.

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