Awka – The Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Samuel Uche, has commended the Federal Government’s fight against corruption, saying that the anti-graft war yielding dividends just as he said that the Methodist Church Nigeria is not happy with the way Islamic fanaticism is turning our nation into a war zone
The Methodist leader gave the commendation in an address to the 15th Annual Diocesan Synod of the church in Awka on Friday.
Uche, however, called for more transparency and truthfulness among officials charged prosecuting the war.
“Nobody should be treated with kid’s gloves anymore by government: Soon, Jesus will deliver Nigeria out of the hands of economic saboteurs who have held us captive for so long,’’ he said.
He thanked God that Nigeria still experienced a form of relative peace in most parts of the country in spite of the challenging situations.
“As a living faith, Methodist Church Nigeria is not happy with the way Islamic fanaticism is turning our nation into a war zone.
“Some people in the higher echelons of society are using the religion of Islam to demonise Nigeria and place us under the siege of darkness.
“I know that when the Muslims say `Asallam Ale-kum’ it means peace be unto you.
“This statement implies that Islam is a religion that promotes peace.
“But unfortunately, some depraved elements, have continued to use this religion of peace as a means of attacking our nation, in the form of Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen,’’ the prelate said.
He called on God to deliver Nigeria from the sieges of Boko Haram, marauding Fulani herdsmen and other militant groups in the West, East and Niger Delta regions.
“Those found to be fanatical in Christianity and Islam should not be treated with kid’s gloves,’’ he said.
He urged government not to fold its hands in the wake of the attacks on Christians but defend her citizens and also respect the secularity of the Nigerian state.
“When government respects our secularity, issues like insecurity, ethnic and religious fanaticisms will gradually vanish from our land,’’ he said.
He called for a functional education system in the country to stop the wastage of billions of naira in foreign currencies in sending our children overseas to study.
Uche called on governments to create the enabling economic climate to encourage able-bodied Nigerians to use the arable lands in the country for agriculture to feed the teeming population.