Insecurity: Methodist cleric tasks FG on ethnic cleansing, Christians annihilation

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DAMISI OJO,Akure
The Bishop of Methodist Church,Nigeria, Owo Diocese in Ondo State, Rt.Rev’d Solomon Adegbite, has urged the Federal Government to clear its name by addressing insecurity that seemingly have Christians as its major targets.

In certain quarters, there had been outburst on perceived ethnic cleansing and targetting of Christians for annihilation.
The cleric gave the charge at the weekend while addressing the 32nd Annual Diocesan Synod held at the Methodist Church, Odode,Idanre.
Bishop Adegbite noted that it is like the nation was being configured to favour a particular section of the country.
” There is an evidence of sharp division along ethnic and religious lines which has been so glaring since the present administration came on board.
” The killings of innocent Nigerians have been going on unabated as if some people are licensed to kill and destroy other people’s property even without any provocations”, he said.
The cleric also charged the Federal Government to provide enabling environment for all and sundry ,stressing that the suspicious policies on grazing, ranching, colony, rugs and giving of land to herdsmen who have been ravaging the land are not in the right direction.
However, Bishop Adegbite lauded the floating of Amotekun(Southwest Security Network), urging the Southwest Governors to work assiduously and ensure the conception of the security outfit.
According to him,  the governors should not look back,  but work together to secure Yoruba land from the hands of the marauders.
On Coronavirus epidemic, the cleric praised the Federal Government for prompt response to its control, but called for the upgrading of various hospitals to acceptable standard of civilised society.
The Diocesan Lay President, Prof Theophilus Olawoye, in his valedictory speech,  said he personally identified himself with the developmental aspirations of all circuits in the Diocese.
He lauded Bishop Adegbite for accommodating his contributions,  while appreciating the Methodist Prelate,  Dr  S.C Kanu Uche, for his enlightened leadership and words of encouragement as well as the honour he bestowed on him as Knighthood of John Wesley(KJW).
Prof.Olawoye, who will bow out soon after spending six years in office as Lay President, called for the review of the prepared 2020 Diocesan Budget to reflect the current realities in line with the global best practices.
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