Anglican Diocese of Offa, Anglican Communion, Kwara State, Church 2, wants all perpetrators of evil acts to be brought to book no matter their religion, tribe, or status, as Nigeria continues to battle security challenges.
While decrying the state of insecurity of lives and property, kidnapping, banditry, and acts of herdsmen in most parts of the country, the church called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, do all in its power to protect every part of the country. It added that
In a communique issued at the end of the first session of the three-day eighth synod of the diocese held at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Ira Road, Offa, presided over by the Lord Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Offa, the Right Rev. Dr. Olusola Akanbi, the church also noted with pain the high cost of living.
“Prices of commodities and food items are skyrocketing on daily basis. We call on governments at all levels to rise to the occasion of providing welfare and palliative for their citizenry as it is done in advanced countries of the world.
The Synod, themed, “Lord, teach us how to pray”, also advised Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to in the interest of peace, stability and harmony return the school uniform to what it used to be and fast track the process of returning the school missions to their owners.
The synod further called on churches in the country to have welfare committees and budgets for this purpose annually.
While decrying the financial state of the country, which has resulted into a high standard of living and economic recession, the synod advised churches to be prudent in spending and be proactive in their financial stewardship.
The synod further encouraged church members to take an active part in politics, shinning the light of the Gospel of Christ and also maximize the opportunity of the ongoing registration of voters to obtain their permanent voters’ card, which would enable them to vote for the right candidates in the future elections.
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