Anglican Bishop Urges FG To Tackle Insecurity


Bishop of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Lafia Diocese, Rt. Rev. Godwin Adeyi-Robinson has called on the federal government to be more proactive in tackling the spate of insecurity across the country.
Bishop Adeyi-Robinson made the call in Lafia in his sermon at the 2nd session of the 7th synod of the diocese.
He noted that the recent spate of kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and general insecurity in the country was worrisome and called for more drastic measures from the federal government to stem the tide.
According to him, the primary responsibility of the government is the security of lives and property of the citizenry and anything short of that was unacceptable.
“There is insecurity in the land and it is suggesting incapacity because in other climes when violent crimes are committed, perpetrators are arrested and brought to justice within a short period.
“However, here in Nigeria, people are kidnapped, ransome paid and they are released and we do not get to hear of further outcome regarding the arrest or prosecution of the offenders.
“We need to get feedbacks in order to build the confidence of the people in the ability of the government to secure their lives and property,” he said.
On the political sphere, Adeyi-Robinson said Nigeria did not only need restructuring but a general overhauling of the system for development to thrive.
Speaking on the theme of the synod: “Move Forward” with the text taken from Exodus 14:15, Bishop Adeyi-Robinson stressed the need for all to be focused and take responsibility in order for progress to be achieved in all spheres.