Anglican Bishop Urges Buhari To Reintroduce WAI


Bishop-Emeritus-Emmanuel-Kana-Mani (3)

By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to reintroduce the War Against Indiscipline, WAI, campaign, which proved successful as the focal point of the military regime of 1983 to 1985 when he was head of state.

The call was made by Archbishop of the Jos Ecclesiastical province and Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese of the Anglican Communion, Emmanuel Kana Mani, who celebrated 25 years as a Bishop in Maiduguri.

Kana said the call is necessary because indiscipline and corruption have dragged the country backward despite the availability of relevant laws to deal with them.

“The degree of lawlessness in Nigeria is very high, thereby making our laws and codes of behavior a mere paper work, which has never seen the light of the day.

“War Against Indiscipline (WAI), against corruption must be fought by all. Corruption is man-made or man-driven,” the clergyman said.

“The ‘sacred cow’ syndrome must be totally eliminated. Nobody is above the law, therefore, let President Muhammadu Buhari intensify his fight against corruption while we assured the President of our prayer and support to sensitized Nigeria,” he stated further.

Kana, who said the story of insurgency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states can only be told better by the people of the states because they have experienced the crisis first-hand, emphasised the need for peaceful coexistence among the people of Maiduguri.

“Living in unity does not mean that we will all agree on everything. Yet, we must agree on our purpose in life to work together for God. Our outward expression of unity in diversity is to de-emphasize our differences and emphasize our togetherness,” he noted.

While calling on the media to remain unbiased in its reporting, he commended journalists for how they have covered the North east, particularly in the six years of the Boko Haram insurgency.

“The way and manner you gave reports throughout during the time of insurgents attacks is highly commendable. Continue to uphold the ethics of your noble profession and allow God to work in you for the desired changed we are all yearning for in this country,” Kana added.


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