By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka—THE Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to look beyond his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in constituting his cabinet and making other appointments, advising him to look for capable hands wherever he could find them.
Rising from the synod of the Diocese of Aguata at Saint Andrews’ Church, Ezira in Orumba South Local Government Area, Anambra State, yesterday, the church said the task of ruling the country was enormous, advising the incoming administration to go for the best.
In an 11-point communiqué issued at the end of the synod, the church also reminded the President-elect that he would win the confidence of the people if he fulfilled his campaign promises to Nigerians.
In the communiqué by the Dean, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Christian Efobi, the Synod Clerical Secretary Ven. Steve Nnadi and the Chancellor of the diocese, Mr. Harford Ejim, condemned pre-election acrimonies and pockets of violence recorded in some parts of the country during the recently concluded polls.
The synod also commended the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by the outgoing President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, by conceding to defeat in the March 28 presidential elections.
It commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections, adding that “the introduction of smart card readers during the polls checked fraud, thereby restoring people’s confidence in the electoral process.”
The Church also praised the Nigerian military for its successes in the onslaught against insurgency in the North East and called on the Federal Government to sustain the tempo in order to deal with insecurity challenges in a more coordinated and sustained manner.
It decried the unemployment situation in the country and called on all tiers of government to prioritize employment generation in order to engage the massive restive young populace in the country.
The church also advised wealthy Nigerians to always invest in the nation’s economy in order to stimulate it.