Methodist Church Nigeria worried over insecurity

The Methodist Church Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to do more in of securing the lives and property of the citizens.

The call was made in a communiqué issued at the end of the 3rd Annual Synod of the Diocese of Ikeja Methodist Church, signed by Rt Rev Stephen Adegbite, Bishop of the Metropolitan Diocese of Ikeja.

According to him,  “If the present situation is not addressed, the sense of unity and togetherness of the Nigerian people from a psychological standpoint could be under threat.

“The state of the nation, particularly the level of insecurity, is a big concern. We hope that in President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election, he will do a lot to better than he has done in the past.

“He should ensure that appointments into the security sector and into other strategic offices must reflect the spirit of the country’s Federal character.

The synod commended the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on power generation and distribution.

Itod also called on the government to arrest the significant and sharp drop being presently witnessed across the country in the power sector.

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“The adverse effect of this is a downturn in the productivity level of businesses, especially those within the micro-economic strata.

The synod urged the government to improve the educational, rail and road, as well as the health care sectors so that the dividends of democracy would be felt and enjoyed by citizens.

“The masses are suffering and something urgent and drastic needs be done,’’ the communiqué said.

The synod commended President Buhari and all stakeholders, on the recent minimum wage bill that was signed into law.

“State governments should ensure that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is paid without hitches as workers in Nigeria deserve some reasonable level of remuneration for their labour.” he said.

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