ECONOMIC RECESSION: Revert to Parliamentary System of Government Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria Tells FG.
By Festus Fifen
The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu Uche has called on the Federal Government to workout Modalities to revert to the old parliamentary system of Government which is less expensive compared to the Presidential system which is currently being Practiced in Nigeria Today.
Dr. Uche who stated this at the end of the communique issued at the 45th Biennial conference of Methodist Church Nigeria advised that in these days of economic hardship Law makers and some other appointees of Government should be a part time job with seating Allowance paid out to them rather than the exorbitant salaries and allocations they currently enjoy with little or no results to show in the lives of those they represent.
In his words ” I have always said this lawmakers need to be placed on part time jobs, the constituency money the collect for constituency offices and project are just a waste of national resources it does not make life better for anyone.”
In the communique read at the end of the Conference by secretary to Conference of the Methodist Church Nigeria Rev. Rapheal Opoko the Methodist Church Nigeria in line with the Theme of the conference “Chosen to Bear Fruit” has charged Christians and all Nigerians to bear fruits of righteousness and economic prosperity while lamenting the current unpleasant state of the economy but with a strong believe that all hope is not lost for Nigeria to bounce back to economic stability.
Congratulating President Muhammadu Buhari on the 56th Independent Anniversary of Nigeria and commending him so far on steps taken to rid the country of corruption and addressing the current economic recession, the Methodist church warned against selective prosecution as that could jeopardize the whole essence of the anti corruption crusade . The conference also noted with grave concerns the rising religious intolerance and appeals for harmony among the various faith with a view of using religion as instrument of National Rebirth.
The Methodist Church Nigeria while berating the current over-dependence on crude oil calls on the government to revisit the report of the last National Conference for implementation to the favour of most Nigeria.
The Church Which used the medium to call on the Independant National Electoral Commission INEC to make sure something is done concerning the rising cases of inconclusive Elections in Nigeria commended the Electoral Body for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial Elections In Edo state while calling on all aggrieved parties to channel their grievances properly rather than resorting to violence which will do no one no good.