Kaduna, 30 April, 2022 / 9:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Christian leaders in Nigeria’s Kaduna State have expressed disappointment at the way their country’s government seems indifferent to the plight of the victims of the March 28 Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
In a Thursday April 28 report, Christian leaders under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the Nigerian State say while Nigeria is a democratic nation, it lacks freedom and security, “the most essential ingredient(s) of democracy.”
“CAN Kaduna State frowns at the way these families have been left on their own, especially the lack of adequate and encouraging proof from the government and the agency responsible for rail transportation to douse their fears,” the Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State has been quoted as saying.
In the report, Pastor Joseph Hayab says, “As part of utter disregard, not the managing Director of NRC (Nigerian Railway Corporation) nor the Hon Minister of Transport, who should have resigned and tendered a public apology by now for his or their failure, has acknowledged their oversight in averting the incident.”
The official of the Christian entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) adds, "It is unfortunate that while innocent citizens are held captive for no offense and at great risk for their safety, some individuals in charge of the transport industry, throwing decency to the wind, are mounting podiums, declaring to vie to be Nigeria’s next President."