Anglican Church Warns Politicians Against Violence
Rising from the First Session of its Seventh Synod held at the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Bolari, Gombe, a communiqué issued and signed by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, Most Rev. Henry C. Ndukuba, contained that in view of the upcoming 2019 general elections, politicians should desist from politics of hatred, bitterness, violence, thuggery, killings and brigandage.
The church called on eligible citizens to go and get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) and get rid of bad leaders at all tiers of Government in the country.
The Synod, though commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of the North-East Commission and the Presidential Initiative for Displaced People of the region, it, however, called on the Muhammadu Buhari led government to actively involve religious and community leaders in the scheme of things stressing that “those who are affected are mostly Christians and Muslims from the local communities.”
While condemning what it described as, “the incessant and unwarranted waste of lives” of innocent Nigerians in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Zamfara and Kaduna states by rampaging Fulani herdsmen and unidentified gunmen, the Synod called on the Government to manifestly resolve same in the interest of national cohesion.
“The Nigerian Government should uphold the right of States to make laws suitable for the protection lives and properties. The Federal Government should entrench true federalism by reflecting federal character in appointments, employment and revenue allocation and restructure the country to ensure equity, unity and progress to assuage the incessant calls for session and militancy,” it stressed.
The Synod also described the current minimum wage of N18,000 to workers as very unrealistic in the face of present economic realities in the country and therefore called on the Federal Government to review upward the current minimum wage in order to alleviate the sufferings of the Nigerian masses.
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