Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has condemned the recent protests for Biafra, describing the action as evil.
Fr. Mbaka made the condemnation on Saturday in Enugu during a sermon at his weekly Adoration Ministry where he urged youths in the South East and South-South to go back to their homes and businesses as the protest could lead to their death.
According to NAN, he said:
“Locking up your shops and disrupting economic activities will not add any naira to your pocket, whatever grievance you have could be resolved through dialogue,” the cleric said.
He also lashed out at leaders that were behind the protests, saying they should use their own children for the struggle not the public.
Fr. Mbaka commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of ministers from the zone and assigning them with good positions.
“President Buhari’s action has proven that the South-East has not been marginalised. I would have reacted if no minister emerged from the zone,” he said.
He blamed Igbo leaders for the bad infrastructures in the regions.
He said: “President Buhari is not the cause of poor roads, unemployment and other decay infrastructures in the South East, we should blame our leaders.
“Most of the roads had been awarded but our leaders squandered the fund, even the university teaching hospital in Enugu is a no-go-area and our leaders are not concerned about it,” he said.
Fr. Mbaka called on the new Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, to use his office to employ youths in the zone, adding that it would stop what he called another Boko Haram in the South East if not curtailed.
He ended by urging Nigerians to be patient with the president as he had good plans for the country.