The Methodist Church Nigeria, Dioceses of Ogbomoso, and Agodi Cathedral of Light, have called on the Federal Government to arrest the deteriorating quality of economic governance in the country and ensure improvement in power supply.
Speaking on the communiqué arrived at after the annual synod, Bishop of the Agodi Diocese, Right Rev. Amos Ajiboye, who presided over the meeting of the cathedral at Ikereku Circuit, Akinyele council area of Oyo State, lamented the high level of corruption in Nigeria, which he said had aggravated other societal vices. He also said that despite the privatisation of the power sector, the nation was yet to enjoy the dividends.
“Most of the societal problems we are experiencing in Nigeria can be directly linked to corruption in the country. Prominent among these is the widespread insecurity which has manifested through various acts of insurgency, kidnapping, malfunctioning physical and social infrastructure and abject poverty among the citizenry,” said the bishop.
He argued that Christians were not doing enough to overcome the multi-dimensional but surmountable problems confronting the country.
Similarly, in a communiqué signed by the Public Relatios Officer of the church in Ogbomoso, Mr. Olubukola Adio, at the end of its own synod held at Onikeke Methodist Church, Surulere council area, Ogbomoso, the church condemned the pressure mounted by the West on Nigeria to revisit its stand on gay marriage, praising the FG for not legalising the practice.
The church also condemned the death of job seekers who died during the aptitude test conducted by the Nigeria Immigration Service throughout the country, describing it as a sign of institutional decadence.