Methodist Church kicks against ethnic domination, urges unity
Holds Wesley Day celebration on May 24
The Diocese of Lagos Central of Methodist Church Nigeria has said that Nigeria is better off as one united nation, provided no ethnic group arrogates to itself the right to exclusively own the country.
The diocese at its 12th Synod with the theme, “Watch and Pray” held at Wesley Methodist Church, Iba, Lagos, appealed to all appointed and elected leaders to live above board and effectively manage Nigeria’s diversities despite clamour for self-determination and fiscal federalism.
In a communiqué, jointly signed by the Bishop, Rt. Rev. Samuel R. Nortey, Chairman, Communiqué Team, Sir Abiodun Baiyewu and Diocesan Lay President, Evangelist Olumide Oyetoyinbo, the Synod also admonished all kidnappers, terrorists and their sponsors to sheathe their swords for peace to reign.
The church, which charged the Federal Government to courageously prosecute and punish criminals according to the law of the land without prejudice, also urged federal and state governments to realign the security and intelligence architecture by adopting community policing measures to address insecurity and criminality.
MEANWHILE, the Methodist Council of Knights, Lagos Chapter, is set to mark her yearly Wesley Day Celebration on May 24, 2021 at Methodist Church of The Trinity, Tinubu, Lagos, at 4:00 p.m.
The event is in remembrance of the Wesley brothers – Rev. John Wesley and Rev. Charles Wesley, who lived in the 18th Century.