By Olayinka Latona
General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, has called on the Federal Government to check the religious crisis that is currently ganing ground in the nation, particularly in Jos the Plateau state capital.
Kumuyi said it was sad that despite available information on an impending crisis, security agencies in the nation were not able to prevent such crisis from taking place. He said the repeated flare ups of crisis in the country was an unfortunate commentary on the ability of government to curtail the tide of fanaticism and unbridled religious convictions.
Speaking to group of journalist at the church conference centre, the cleric asked the government not to only apprehend the culprits of the Jos crisis but they must also be visited with the full weight of the law.
According to him, “the initiative rests on the part of the security agencies to bring the unfortunate trend to an end in the country. Perpetrators of these crisis must not only be apprehended, they must be seen to be visited with the full weight of the law promptly.”
A situation in which intra-sect feuds easily lead to burning of churches and needless killings of ministers of God and innocent citizens is an abhorrent trend which must not be allowed to continue.”
On the 2011 general election, Pastor Kumuyi advised Nigerians to fully corporate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) so that Nigeria can for once abandon the spirit of electoral manipulations its attendance consequences on the socio-political and economic outlook.
He also appeal to Nigerian politicians to use a more elegant language of discourse during political campaigns. Kumuyi said it was sad to note intemperate language being used by politicians during their campaigns, he described such act as unhealthy as it only further heated the political climate. He said they should rather focus on concrete, measurable and achievable programmes that will justify the huge resources with which the country is endowed.