The Diocese on the Niger women annual conference has ended with a call on the Federal Government to float emergency Social Welfare Scheme in other to meet the present food needs of most Nigerians.
The women expressed grave anger over level of hunger and starvation in the country and remarked that most deaths recorded in Nigeria in recent times were not necessarily as a result of diseases; insinuating that many of such deaths were either hunger-induced or by hunger, itself.
In a communiqué issued while rising from the summit held at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, 3-3, Onitsha, the women expressed dissatisfaction over the apparent high level of hunger and starvation in the country.
To save many Nigerians who according to them, are now at the verge of extinction due to hunger and starvation, the women called on the Federal Government to float emergency Social Welfare Scheme to meet the present food needs of most Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the Bishop on the Niger, the Rt Rev Dr Owen Nwokolo, has called on Christians to desist from too much emphasis and pursuit of materialism.
In a homily the Anglican Prelate cited extensively the case of Abraham, Lot and Lot’s wife, the bishop explained that while Lot and his wife separately suffered different fates as a result of their inordinate entanglement with materialism, Abraham, he said, being indifferent to materialism, soared high and is today remembered as the Father of Faith.
He therefore charged Christians to lay less emphasis on earthly fame and materialism and instead pursue godliness anchored on righteousness in other for them to inherit eternal glories in the kingdom of God.
High points of the event include cutting of the conference cake, launching of the women’s annual magazine among others.