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CLO charges religious leaders to educate Nigerians on civic responsibilities

By Stanley Nwanosike [NAN]


The Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) has urged religious leaders to champion the education of Nigerians on the need to participate in civic engagements.

CLO Chairman in Anambra, Mr. Vincent Ezekwueme, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Sunday.

Ezekwueme said religious leaders should educate the populace on on-going National Identity Number (NIN) registration, the need to observe COVID-19 safety protocol and participation in up-coming national census, among others.

According to him, most Nigerians are highly religious and are attached to one religious leader or the other to whom they always listen.

“CLO appeals to our revered religious leaders to rededicate themselves more than ever before in educating the people on the benefits of these programmes to themselves as individuals as well as collectively as families or societies.

“Some Nigerians might be skeptical about these programmes because of wrong information or lack of explanation on the derivable benefits of the civic engagements and directives,’’ he said.

In a related development, CLO felicitated with CAN Chairman in Anambra, Rev. John Ndubuisi, on his 60th birthday.

“We commend the revered clergyman for being honest, selfless, courageous and fanatical when it comes to agitating for common good and social welfare for the masses and protection of human rights.

“CLO equally prays to God to give him more wisdom, grace, strength of character, good health and wealth as he continues to serve God and humanity,’’ he said. (NAN)


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