Don’t be in Haste to Take $30Bn Foreign Loan, Council Tells FG


The Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN), has advised the Federal Government against obtaining the proposed 30 billion foreign loan in a haste.
President of the council, Rev. Benebor Fubara, gave the advice at the 29th General Assembly of CCN  in Abuja on Sunday.
Fubara also advised the government to ensure that its economic policies  will not further  worsen the poverty in the country.

“I advise the government not to be in a hurry but take time and ensure that we don’t have structural adjustments to increase poverty.’’
The cleric also appealed to the government to take the opinions of the Church into consideration in formulating policies.

Fubara called on religious leaders to offer advice that will enable government to do things in line with the people’s yearnings and aspirations.
“The government of our country needs to hear the voice of the church loud and clear.
“The church needs to be a community that the government looks up to for the best of ethics and for the spiritual prayers that keep us going.
“I hope that through God’s grace and the team working with me and the rich legacy of those before me will push our voices forward to have a voice in the country’’.
The cleric also urged the government to build special schools in 774 to help those with special needs in the country.
“I will like to see that the government is encouraged to ensure that there is at least one school for people who are living with disability in every LGA.
“It does not make sense that we claim to be Christians or claim to be a comity of religious people and we are not taking the plight of those in need seriously’’, Fubara said.