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Remo diocese ends Synod, tasks FG on security


Chris Irekamba

The 2nd Session of the 13th Synod of the Diocese of Remo (Anglican Communion) has ended with an appeal to Federal Government to address the issue of kidnapping, banditry and insurgency, so that Nigerians can sleep with their two eyes closed. The Synod, which held at St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church, Ilisan Remo, Ikenne Local Council of Ogun State, themed: “Speak, Lord, For Your Servant Hears” and taken from 1 Samuel 3:9, was presided over by Bishop of the Diocese of Remo and Archbishop, Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, Most Rev. (Dr.) Michael Olusina Fape and assisted by the Chancellor, Mr. Lanre Ogunlesi and other Diocesan dignitaries. Bishop of the Diocese of Pankshin, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Rt. Rev (Dr.) Olumuyiwa Odejide Ajayi, was the guest preacher and Bible Study leader at the Synod.

The Synod noted with dismay how roads rehabilitated by Federal Government have deteriorated and urged more attention to supervision and timely delivery. It also wants the Federal Government to look into some major roads that have become convenient spots for kidnappers and bandits and save defenceless Nigerians from these enemies.

Also, the Synod appealed to federal and state governments to pay pensioners’ gratuity and pension without subjecting them to unnecessary agony after serving their fatherland meritoriously. The synod lamented the continued poor power supply and wants the Federal Government to know that it has contributed to under develop the country.

“An average of 100,000 megawatts of electricity will be required to achieve genuine economic viability,” the synod observed, noting that corruption has become a monster in Nigeria and pleaded that EFCC and ICPC should be made to handle corruption-related issues without interference, to promote justice and equity.

Applauding the visionary and dynamic leadership of Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, the synod said his passion to make life more comfortable for Ogun citizens in the provision of affordable housing project, payment of deductions from workers’ salaries, proactive measure to tackle insecurity and creation of enabling environment for the Local Government Elections in July, 2021, was commendable.

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