Akure – The leadership of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) worldwide on Thursday condemned the removal of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the chairman of the National Economic Council by President Muhammadu Buhari.
It warned that the action might have a negative impact on the nation’s economy.
Speaking at the pastors’ conference at Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, the President of the Church, Pastor Abraham Akinosun, emphasised that Osinbajo’s removal from the Economic Council wasn’t in the best interest of the nation.
He said: “What would have been a piece of cheering news recently was soiled by unnecessary politicking. The President recently appointed an Economic Advisory Council and purportedly dissolved a constitutionally established National Economic Council headed by Vice President Osinbajo.
“It is true that people have been calling for the composition of a strong economic team to manage our economy which appears to be directionless in the first term of the President. But no one believed that the President would choose a team that would be unable to implement decisions reached.
“For instance, there is no single government official who is directly in charge of the national economy among those appointed.”
The clergy suggested that “to resolve this, it is my candid view that President Buhari should merge his Economic Advisory Council with the constitutionally established National Economic Council, which composition include all government officials directly involved in the economic management of the country and headed by the Vice President.”
Commenting on the insecurity situation in the country, Pastor Akinosun urged President Buhari to quickly implement the establishment of community policing to check a series of crimes in the country.
He said: “The spate of security breaches all over the country has not abated. There is no day we don’t read stories of kidnapping, killing, robbery and other violent crimes. I call on the President to expedite action on the promised community policing in order to keep the country safe as economic development feeds directly on national stability and security.”