IDPs: Probe alleged diversion of relief materials, group tells FG

The Christ Global Network (CGN), has called on the Federal Government, to probe the alleged diversion of relief materials meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in troubled states.

Stating this was the CGN Apostolic Presbyter, Bishop Taiwo Akinola, at a news conference in Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the weekend, after the church’s 2016 conference tagged:  “New wine”,  adding that investigation into the issue would bring about sanity in the camps.

The CGN is an international, interdenominational and non-denominational fellowship of Christian gospel ministers.

He added that government should ensure that the welfare of  the  displaced persons in the camps was not compromised and that it should increase  its efforts in the  rehabilitation and resettlement of  the IDPs.

He urged the Federal Government to adopt a carrot and stick approach in solving the bombing of pipelines in the South- South by the militants.

“While we recognise that these bombings do not indicate the right gesture in expressing grievances, we will like to tell the Presidency that two wrongs don’t make right. We, therefore, encourage the leaders of these groups to follow the right channel and stop the bombings while the government also extends an olive branch in creating a platform for dialogue and negotiations.

The Bishop commended the  current administration anti-graft war, urging the anti-graft bodies to beam their searchlight on Nigerians without recourse to party affiliations and membership.

He expressed delight on the recovery of monies as a result of the anti-corruption crusade ant that such  monies should be judiciously used for national growth, saying ?”we will like to equally urge the Presidency to pursue justice at all times and to ensure that no one, whether friend or foe, who has been discovered as being corrupt will evade the long arms of the law.

“This is also to ensure that the anti-graft bodies are not portrayed as instrument of vendetta in crushing the opposition”