Presbyterian Church Warns Against Politicisation of Chibok


The Synod of the West of  The Presbyterian Church of Nigeria has warned against the politicization of the abduction of the Chibok school girls by Boko Haram.
In a communiqué  at the end of its 19th Annual Synod held at the PCN church, Ikotun, in Lagos State, the Church urged all Nigerians to rise above political and join hands with security agencies with a view  to rescuing  the Chibok girls and dealing   a death blow to the security challenge posed by  insurgents.
It said: “It is particularly disconcerting  that despite the spiritual interventions by churches and mosques and the numerous inter-faith conferences and dialogues, the level of insurgency, religious intolerance, and other criminal activities as well as social vices remained on the increase. Government must be alive to its responsibility of providing security and the freedom of worship to Nigerians.”
It asked government to embark on a well-articulated and result-oriented job creation programme as a means of fully engaging  the youths in useful and productive ventures.
In the communiqué, signed by the Moderator of the Synod, The Rev. Nnanna Odege and the Synod Clerk, The Rev. Bassey Ayek,the church also  lamented that despite  effort at improving power supply by privatizing the sector, power outages remains  a big problem across the country.
It called for an effective mechanism to ensure creditable performance by the registered distribution companies.
On the strike embarked upon by doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association as well the incessant strikes in the education sector, the Synod blamed the situation on Government’s insincerity, saying the strikes could have been avoided if the Government had demonstrated sincerity in negotiations with the doctors and in the implementation of the memorandum of understanding reached with the stakeholders at all spheres of education.

Source: The Nation

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