By Olayinka Latona
THE Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Adebola Ademowo has appealed to Nigerians not to lose hope in the ability of President Muhammadu Buhari to turn things around in the country, especially in tackling the menace of Fulani herdsmen.
Ademowo made the appeal while briefing newsmen in Lagos ahead of the first session of the 33rd Synod of the Diocese of Lagos sched-uled to begin on May 1 with a theme; “Marks of the Church.”
The opening service of the Synod will take place in the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos, with the House of Clergy and the House of Laity of diocese in attendance.
According to the cleric, President Buhari is not a leader that will overlook acts of wickedness in any part of the country.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is not someone that will condone wickedness. He will not condone anything evil. He is not silent,” he emphasised, adding that Buhari is highly focused, and that it is not right to wrongly accuse Mr. President.
Calling on Christians to live according to the dictates of God by not yielding to the challenges of modernisation, Ademowo lamented that proliferation of churches with attendant preponderance of fake doctrines has made majority of Christians to shift ground, causing disunity in the Body of Christ.
Ademowo, however, urged well-meaning individuals and people with high moral standards to rise up “and swim against these tides of unwholesomeness.”
In his words: ”Daily, we witness the challenges of deviations and peregrination totally different from what Christ, the early church fathers and political builders of our nation shed their blood and laid down their lives to preserve.
“The Church is facing the challenges of proliferation of churches, homosexuality, high rate of divorce and teenage pregnancies.
“Also, we have the challenge of prosperity gospel, political correctness and corruption especially perpetuated by Christians and non-Christians including the political class,” Ademowo lamented.
The bishop stated that the official opening of the Synod will take place on May 2 where the Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is expected to deliver an address at our Saviour Church, TBS, Lagos by 11.00 a.m.