Restructuring will foster peace, justice, development — Prof. Atilade

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The Christian Welfare Initiative (CWI) has joined the call for the restructuring of the country to foster peace, justice and development.

From left: Professor Magnus Adeyemi Atilade, Professor Elizabeth Fashola, Pastor Precious Okeke (in suit) and Mr. Tokunbo Oyejobi, convener, at the 5th National Conference – Album Launch/Fund Raising for the Creativity Centre for Disabled Persons.

In his welcome address at the 5th National Conference/Fund Raising for the Creativity Centre for the Disabled Persons, the President of CWI, Professor Magnus Adeyemi Atilade, said there is urgent need for the nation to be structured “because the present political structure is faulty, lopsided and favors one side of the country.”

He declared: “The National question remains unresolved and threatening the unity and oneness of the country. We need to revisit and rearrange the present setup of the country”. Atilade said the neglect of the physically disabled persons remains a spiritual challenge to the conscience of the nation, saying they are citizens of this country.

“Let us give them a voice in governance and space in everyday life and living, by making provisions to accommodate their special and peculiar needs. We all must provide succor for the weak in our society”, he added.

The CWI president called on honest Christians to join politics in the interest of their children’s future. Christians involvement in politics and governance, he said, is an important part of the fulfillment of God’s purpose for the body of Christ, equipped with anointing for dominion and authority. The conference was held under the theme, ‘Resolving the National Question: Remembering the physically challenged persons’, and in conjunction with ‘Cherish Victory and Jesus People Enabled Band.’

Speakers included Elder Ayo Opadokun and Mrs Irene Patrick Ogbogu, Executive Director, Disability Right Advocacy Centre, while Sir Asiwaju Debo Omotosho of the Bond Group was the chairman of the occasion.

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