Nigerians enjoined to defend peaceful co-existence, stability
The Bishop, Diocese of Kwara, Methodist Church, Rt. Reverend Simeon Onaleke, has enjoined Nigerians to defend themselves against marauding Fulani insurgents and kidnappers that have been threatening the nation’s peaceful co-existence and stability with reckless abandon.
He equally urged Christians to confront challenges facing the nation and assist security agencies with useful information to arrest insurgents and other troublemakers to forestall attacks against the country.
In a statement by the Public Relations Officer, Archdiocese of Lagos, Methodist Church Nigeria, Aramide Tola Noibi, the bishop charged Christians to challenge the lopsided leadership appointments in the private and public sectors of the economy, to ensure an end to oppression and ensure Nigerians enjoy the dividends of democracy.
Onaleke made the remarks at the 30th annual Synod Sunday thanksgiving service held at the Oko Circuit, Sagamu, Remo, Ogun State, with the conference theme ‘Watch and Pray.’ The event marked the climax of the three-day synod.
Speaking on the deplorable insecurity in the country, the cleric blamed past and present leaders for the nation’s failings as it drifts dangerously close to the precipice.
Onaleke reiterated the need for Nigerians, especially Christians and other religious faithful, to pray for the country and not entrust the nation’s security to the security agencies alone, but to be security conscious.