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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Bishop Charges Federal Government on Security

Rt. Rev’d Solomon Adegbite

The Bishop of Methodist Church, Nigeria, Owo Diocese in Ondo state, Rt. Rev’d Solomon Adegbite has urged the Federal Government to clear its name by addressing insecurity that seemingly have Christians as its major targets.

There had been outburst on perceived ethnic cleansing and targeting of Christians for annihilation in Nigeria.

The cleric gave the charge while addressing the 32nd Annual Diocesan Synod held at the Methodist Church, Odode, Idanre.

Bishop Adegbite noted that it is like the nation was being configured to favour a particular section of the country.

According to him,” there is an evidence of sharp division along ethnic and religious lines which has been so glaring since the present administration came on board.

“The killings of innocent Nigerians have been going on unabated as if some people are licensed to kill and destroy other peoples’ property even without any provocations.

The cleric also charged the federal government to provide enabling environment for all and sundry, stressing that the suspicious policies on grazing, ranching, colony, ruga and giving of land to herdsmen who have been ravaging the land are not in the right direction.

However, Bishop Adegbite lauded the floating of Amotekun(Southwest Security Network) urging the Southwest Governors to work assiduously and ensure the conception of the security outfit.

According to him” the governors should not look back, but work together to secure Yoruba land from the hands of the marauders.

On Corona Virus epidemic, the cleric praised the federal government for prompt response to its control, but called for the upgrading of various hospitals to acceptable standard of civilised society.

The Diocesan Lay President, Prof Theophilus Olawoye in his valedictory speech said he personally identified himself with the developmental aspirations of all circuits in the Diocese.

He hailed Bishop Adegbite for accommodating his contributions, while appreciating the Methodist Prelate, Dr S.C Kanu Uche for his enlightened leadership and words of encouragement as well as the honour he bestowed on him as Knighthood of John Wesley(KJW).

Prof. Olawoye who will bow out soon after spending six years in office as Lay President called for the review of the prepared 2020 Diocesan Budget to reflect the current realities in line with the global best practices.


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