By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA— THE Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has condemned the appointments by the President Muhammadu Buhari–led federal government and the menace of herdsmen in various parts of the country.
Rising from its 2017 synod, the Awka Diocese of the church urged the President to reflect federal character in his appointments and allocation of resources, in line with the country’s constitution.
In a communique signed by the clerical synod secretary, Ven. Chubuzor Mgbemena, the church frowned at the way some parts of the country, particularly the South East, were allegedly being excluded from the scheme of things, citing the latest rail line project by the Federal Government as an example.
While expressing joy at the diminishing activities of Boko Haram onslaught in Nigeria, it however expressed worry that the security challenges from the herdsmen in most parts of the states in Southern Nigeria were escalating.
government to intensify action so as to liberate the rest of the girls and indeed fortify the security units to respond rapidly to any case of abduction and invasion in any part of the country.
“The synod is also worried about the increasing menace of herdsmen and condemns the impunity with which they execute their onslaught and the near-helplessness of victims of such attack.
“Synod joins others to call on government to continue to treat Boko Haram as terrorists, rather than freedom fighters until they are totally wiped out of Nigeria.
“The Awka Diocese will continue in prayers concerning terrorism and life-threatening activities of extremists and calls on other Christians and churches to equally pray accordingly.”
While praying for the quick recovery of President Buhari, the synod urged Nigerians to stop professing negatively about their country and her leaders.
It also condemned what it described as the negative portrayal of Nigeria and her leadership by Nigerians, noting that such negative attitudes had some effects on Nigeria’s perception by outsiders and how they relate with the country, including attracting the much-needed foreign direct investment.