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Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Agbani ends 13th Diocesan Synod – Part 2

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Synod frowns at the brazen denials, deprivation, injustice, marginalisation, wanton destruction of lives and properties, the menace of Boko Haram, terrorism, senseless attempt to cleanse and displace innocent unarmed communities, raping of their women and taking over their ancestral lands by herdsmen, Operation Python Dance, which slaughtered many lives, the October 1st 2018 deadline threat to the Igbos, hate speeches from the North, South, East and West, and calls on government to put measures in place to curb these ugly occurrences.

Synod condemns in strongest terms the harassment, insults, misrepresentation of the Igbos in their places of abode, and enjoins Igbos to live peaceably with their neighbours wherever they find themselves.

The Igbo man is a bridge builder, synergiser, galvaniser, developer, peacemaker and should be seen as such by their host communities.

2019 General Election
The Church congratulates Nigerians on the just concluded 2019 elections, appreciates the level of political awareness and sensitisation carried out across the nation and the fervent prayers and alters raised by Christians as never before, active commitment and participation in the voting exercise and enjoins Nigerians not to lose heart over the outcome of the election, even if it didn’t go the way some of us expected. We Congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari for his return to office.

Minimum Wage
Synod commends the Federal Government on the recent increase of the minimum was of Nigerian Workers to N30, 000 monthly. It is laughable and ridiculous to hear that some leaders are agitating over the payment of N1, 000 a day to Nigerian workers, when artisans charge N6, 000 a day. Synod therefore advises any governor who cannot pay his workers N1, 000 a day to resign.

Cure To Nigerian Ailment
The cure to Nigerian ailment the synod observes are:

The reviews of the lopsided, faulty, biased Nigerian Constitution to accommodate the common interest of the various ethnic groups that make up the entity called Nigeria and ensure its obedience by all Nigerians – leaders, followers and immigrants alike.

Synod calls on the leadership of this great nation to hearken to the various voices calling for the restructuring of the country, which means a reorganisation of the existing structure for better economic, political, educational, health prosperity of the Centre and the various region.

Nigeria is a secular state as enshrined in the Constitution and allows freedom of worship.

Synod therefore frowns at the systematic killing of Christians and people of other religions, especially in southern Kaduna and other places and calls on the perpetrators of this evil to desist from committing this act of barbarism and cannibalism, and reminds the Federal and various state governments that they have duties to protect the lives and properties of their citizens.
Enugu State

Synod congratulates the Governor of Enugu State Rt Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Gburugburu) on his re-election.

The church commends your good works in the state, especially in the area of rural roads, which have greatly enhanced movement in our rural communities, prompt payment of workers’ salaries and your readiness to pay the new minimum wage, and invites the other governors to borrow this good leaf from you.

Rt. Rev Dr. Udo Nmeregini, Diocesan Bishop


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