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Cleric Seeks Overhaul Of Security Architecture



Prelate of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Rt. Rev Samuel Uche, has joined in calling on president Muhammadu Buhari to overhaul the nation’s security apparatus so as to more effectively tackle insecurity in the country.

The Prelate,  who made the call in his message to the 7th annual synod of Kubwa diocese, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for efforts made to contain the Boko Haram insurgency. He, however, expressed concern over violent crimes, ethnic clashes and extra judicial killings in some parts of the country, saying that these call for review of the nation’s security apparatus.

He stressed that the socio-economic and political challenges of the nation are such that the ruling party alone cannot address.

“There is need for other parties, especially the main opposition party, to cooperate with the government to address these challenges. I therefore call on all politicians irrespective of their party affiliations to be patriotic and put the interest and wellbeing of Nigerians first in their politicking,” the Prelate added.       

Rt. Rev Uche also called on those in position of trust and authority to shun corruption and work for the good of the people, just as he urged president Buhari to be guided by the federal character principle in forming his next cabinet and to ensure that competent Nigerians are engaged to salvage the nation.

On the new minimum wage, the Prelate commended the National Assembly for the speedy passage and urged political leaders not to use it as an excuse to retrench workers.   

Also speaking to newsmen on the sidelines of the synod, Bishop of Kubwa Diocese, Rt Rev Chikwendu Igwe urged political leaders to fulfill their campaign promises of ensuring the security and wellbeing of the people.

Rt. Rev Igwe emphasized the need for government at all levels to ensure development of critical infrastructure and create enabling environment to constructively engage the teeming youth 

On his part, the Lay President of Kubwa Diocese, Engr. Kayode Opooshun, urged parents to be mindful of the company their children keep and ensure that they attend all church activities to enhance their spiritual growth and moral upbringing.