Spiritual leader, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu
By Akpan David, Calabar
The spiritual leader of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, His Holiness Olumba Olumba Obu has called on the authorities in Nigeria to hold a dialogue with the youths who have been restive in the last few weeks over alleged bad governance and police brutality.
The renowned spiritual leader spoke to Journalists sat his international headquarters Calabar as stressed that dialogue is the only solution left to the government now.
He maintained that the agitation and restiveness of the youth is not supposed to be, because the Nigerian nation is lavishly blessed with all it takes in spiritual, human and material resources, to be a global force but that wanton greed, avarice, endemic corruption and lust for power and position have led to the mismanagement of the common wealth.
“It is My wish that the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the States should endeavour to bring the children that are kept under their care to a roundtable and amicably look into the factors that have led to the prevalent protests that have caused the nation such irreplaceable loss of lives and loss of property.
“Nigeria is a nation dearly loved by God and it is only by applying the Spirit of God, which is love, longsuffering, peace, patience and understanding, that the current situation can be brought under control.
“I called on the political office holders, including the President, Governors, Senators, Members of the House of Representatives, Members of State Assemblies and the respective public office functionaries of government to dialogue with the youth because all citizens of Nigeria and those of other nations, irrespective of social class, tribe, ethnic group, religion or political affiliations, are all children of God. Thus integrity, dignity and well-being of all citizens must be guaranteed because the blessings and resources that the Holy Father has bestowed on Nigeria can comfortably cater for all Nigerians including the economies of other countries and must be adequately and commensurably protected”.