Wilfred Chimeremeze, Abakaliki
As the Governor David Umahi make new appointments for those who will work with him in the task of moving the state forward, a Social commentator and a Clergyman Man,Rev. Fr.Dr.O.Odey has beckoned to him to make the provision of employment opportunities a top priority in his list of agenda. Fr. Odey, who stated this Abakaliki while commenting on Democratic Development of the Ebonyi State said “when the government does not provide employment opportunities for the growing population, it multiplies problems; when the government fails to nurture and harness the potentials of the promising youths, it multiplies problems”.
He gave reasons for his prophetic comments and advise to those in a position of authority “ I have no doubt in mind that the Government and the Church have a burden responsibility to work together to provide a better future for the lost generation of our young ones.“ “As long as the conditions which encourage crime and breed criminals are not removed, violent crimes will continue to exist; a frustrated, hopeless and angry man is a potential threat to his society ;he can do any harm any day” He contended that “if this government must succeed in governing the people well and living behind a laudable legacy, it must first of all cater for the many, who are poor, to ensure that they do not turn around to destroy the rich who are few and in the process destroys the state.”
The man of God said he had been compelled to bare his mind on crucial issues the way he does in Ebonyi state and beyond because “the church has a tremendous stake in social crisis; crisis of the society are also crisis of the church; if the society continues to disintegrate and decay, the church will be carried down with it.” He added “if the church fulfils its prophetic functions, it may bear the prophet’s reproach for a time, but it has the prophets vindication thereafter” “In view of the above, the SEC in Session resolved to embark on three days sympathy strike with effect from 3rd day of June, 2015 to 6th June, 2015.” – Kogi He stressed “ as a political animal, you may be partisan or non-partisan, depending on your peculiar interest or vocation in life.
But it is certainly a very dangerous contract to leave politics for politicians alone. “My conviction is that there are no other categories of people, who are in position to tell the world the truth more than Catholic Priests”, he concluded. As the Governor David Umahi make new appointments for those who will work with him in the task of moving the state forward, a Social commentator and a Clergyman ,Rev. Fr.Dr.O.Odey has beckoned to him to make the provision of employment opportunities a top priority in his list of agenda.