By Mohammed Munirat Nasir:
The Synod of the Diocese of Gusau (Anglican Communion) has condemned the high rate of insecurity and corruption which is threatening the existence of the country.
This was one of the resolutions adopted in a communique issued at the end of the 3rd Session of the 7th Synod held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Gusau, Zamfara state.
The communique jointly signed by the Synod President, Rt Rev’d John Garba Danbinta and others described the current waves of insecurity and corruption as worrisome and therefore the need for government to take precautionary measures to curb the trend.
The communique noted that people are no longer safe as people are killed or kidnapped at will, making Nigeria to become me known as unsafe place to live.
“The activities of book haram, bandits and kidnappers has taken dangerous dimension that if nothing is done quickly, the nation maybe consumed,” the communique said.
The Synod also called on government at all levels to be proactive in its fight against corruption.
“It should be understood that the anti – corruption war in Nigeria is a fight for the soul of the nation, therefore the fight should be sincere and holistic,” the Synod said.
The Synod commended the federal government for her social intervention programmes such as N-Power and others but urged the government to initiate programmes that would provide more job creation opportunities.
The Synod advised politicians to be patriotic and concerned with nation building and development by not seeing political office as means of self enrichment but as a call to service.
The Synod commended the federal, state, local governments, religious bodies and other well meaning Nigerians for being proactive and their generous donations towards the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Synod remains grateful for surviving COVID -19 pandemic that wreaked havoc all over the globe,” the communique said.