PHOTOS: Anglican Priest In Imo State celebrates Independence in front of refuse dump
The photos of a popular priest of the Anglican Diocese of Owerri, Rev. Canon Uche Chinamerem, who posed in front of a heap of refuse dump to celebrate the Independence Day (56th anniversary of Nigeria), has gone viral.
According to Chinamerem, he took the shots to protest the dirty lifestyle of people of the state and government’s negligence of its role.
He captioned the photos: “I went to celebrate in front of the refuse dump because what is there is shameful. (very shameful!)
“Why can’t we clear the refuse and tell the government that if it cannot be responsible, we are responsible citizens? So, this is not just about spiting the government, but telling our people to wake up and do the right thing when the government has failed.
“Obviously, they are waiting for the government to clear the refuse. In Igbo parlance, we say a rejected man does not reject himself. Why have we decided to reject ourselves?” he quizzed.