Kaduna, 02 October, 2023 / 4:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria are calling on the federal government to address the "pressing" economic challenges and insecurity in the nation.
In their Sunday, October 1 statement on the 63rd independence anniversary of the West African nation, members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) urged Nigerians not to forget the challenges that are confronting the nation.
“As we reflect on our journey, we urge the government to prioritize addressing the pressing economic challenges and the escalating state of insecurity in our beloved country,” CAN members who include representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) said.
The Christian leaders underscored the need for “urgent measures” to be taken to stabilize the Nigerian economy.
They said the depreciation of the Naira against the dollar had had “a profound impact on the lives of ordinary Nigerians”, and urged the Nigerian government to implement sustainable economic policies that they said would strengthen the Naira, encourage investment, and revitalize key sectors.