The Anglican Bishop of Nnewi Diocese, His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Ndubusi Chukwuka Obi, has banned singing of National Anthem and hoisting of Nigeria’s flag in churches in Nnewi Anglican Diocese, Anambra State.
The Bishop cited the maladministration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government as the reason for the ban.
The cleric, a strong advocate for restructuring of Nigeria, said on Thursday: “There is no leadership in Nigeria. The country has become a ship with no captain.
“Nigeria has become more divided in President Buhari administration. In every part of Nigeria, there is agitation for either secession or injustice, President Buhari has failed woefully, he has redefined the concept of leadership in Nigeria.
“If you look at the pattern of appointment, a part of Nigeria is always favoured in appointment, what our President runs in Nigeria is government of the Fulani by the Fulani and for the Fulanis.
“People are no longer comfortable being in Nigeria, and the worst of it all is that you cannot even protest or talk against the government, everybody is afraid.”
Bishop Obi regretted that security agencies, especially the army who have been deployed in the East, are subjecting the citizens to inhuman treatment, even as he wondered why security has not been deployed in the North where school children are kidnapped almost on daily basis.