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Archbishop tasks governments on tackling insecurity


The Archbishop of the African Church, Lagos Province, Most Reverend Julius Oludotun Ogunseye has called on federal and state governments to make concerted efforts at tackling the seemingly intractable problems of insecurity in the country.

The clergy made the call at a press parley to commemorate the 3rd Biennial Congress and 5th founder’s day of the Lagos Province with the theme; ‘He is able’.

The cleric raised fears about worsening trend of abductions and kidnappings, which he said has clearly overwhelmed the nation’s security apparatus. Ogunseye enjoined government to strengthen the nation’s security apparatus.


He said: “We appeal to the federal and state governments to prioritise security, because all of us know we are not safe, especially the Church.

“I won’t deceive you, they are after the church, but we know as Christians, we are normal, we don’t fight, if there is any problem, we pray to God.” He also called on the citizens to move closer to God, so as to enjoy peace.

“Christians need to turn to God. We are equally guilty of some of the sins committed. Our God is able, just as earlier stated, to deliver us from every challenge and unpalatable situation we may be going through now.

“We know with God, all things are possible. Nigeria needs prayer at this crucial time, and by the grace of God peace will come back to Nigeria.” On the 3rd Biennial Congress, Ogunseye said programmes lined up include, diocesan concert involving all churches in the province, a special prayer for the state, Nigeria and for the church.


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