BY BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO
LOKOJA – The Anglican Church, Ijumu Diocese in Kogi State has called on the Federal government to stop paying lip service and show sincere commitment to its promises to diversify economy and boost agriculture and provide necessary tools to ease labour.
The church stated this in a communique issued at the end of her third synod session held at Ayere in Ijumu Local government area of the state, with the theme; “I will build my church”.
The communique signed by the President of the synod, Rt Rev (Dr) Ezekiel Ikupolati said despite the smooth change of government and no frustration from the oppositions parties to the President Muhammed Buhari led federal Government, the average Nigerians are still suffering.
The synod also decries the alarming rate of graduates and skilled unemployed youths roaming the streets with little or nor desire effort to tackle the situation by government in power, urging the government at all level to take concrete measure to arrest the situation.
The communique reads apart, ” The Synod also observes the epileptic supply of electricity in our country as a whole. Synod then urges government and stakeholders of the sector to make sure that light is restored without delay.
“Synod also observed the lopsided approach of government to security leaves much to be desired. Appointment into government service is one sided and religious biased. Fulani’s destruction of people is unchecked. Synod frowns at all these developments and directs that government should balance the various appointment in accordance with the geopolitical zone and equally among all religions.
On issue of the state, “The Synod laments the deplorable conditions of state road and the numbers of souls that have been unnecessarily wasted. Hence, synod urges government to see to it timely rehabilitation.
“The synod also observes the unending screening of workers, non payment of workers salary and putting the retirees in the state of melancholy. Synod urges government to do something as a matter of urgency to rectify the situation.”