WILLIAM ATTAH, GOMBE
The Diocese of Gombe Anglican Communion has condemned in unequivocal terms what it terms the collapse of the security network in Nigeria.
The theme of this year’s session is “Total Commitment: An imperative in following Jesus”.
In a communique signed by the Bishop of Gombe who is also the Archbishop of Jos Province, Most Reverend Henry C Ndukuba and made available to newsmen in Gombe after it held it’s second session of the Seventh Synod, called on the Federal Government to immediately address the situation and secure helpless Nigerians.
The communiqué said the collapse of the security network has manifested in the wanton destruction of lives, increased cases of kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling and upsurge in Boko Haram activities.
The communiqué also called on communities and security agents to double their efforts in protection of critical national infrastructure such as power installations to avoid them being vandalized or damaged.
It observed with dismay the increasing rate of suicide in the country and called on government at every level to take steps to reduce the economic and social pressure on the people especially the youth.
The communiqué however commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the new minimum wage bill of N30,000.00 into law and urged prompt implementation and avoid policies that will undermine this laudable achievement.
While congratulating Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya and his team for their resilience and winning the confidence and support of the people of Gombe State, it urged the Governor and his team to “take steps to maintain peace and peaceful coexistence in the State as this is the basis for every development.
It called on the Church to ” be committed to Christ, to soul winning and teaching the sound word of God; leading new people and converts to the Lord Jesus and growing the local Churches.