Most Rev. Ademowo in the message charged politicians to desist from violence, thuggery and offensive utterances
The Dean Emeritus of the Anglican church and Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Adebola Ademowo, in his Christmas message, called on Nigerians to forsake ungodly acts and return to God.
Most Rev. Ademowo in the message charged politicians to desist from violence, thuggery and offensive utterances that would reverse the promotion of a democratic society.
He also tasked the government to rise up to providing jobs for many unemployed youths as well as ensuring adequate security especially as regards next year’s elections.
Adding that Nigeria needs to cooperate with her neighbours to bring an end to insurgency.
He said: “As we celebrate Christmas, there is urgent need for all of us to go back to God, the author of peace, we should confess our sins, repent and pray to God to return our Nation back to the era of peace and progress.
“We should allow the message of Christmas to have positive impacts on us, let us drop all vices of intolerance, political violence, indiscipline, fraud, kidnapping, terrorism and insurgency. Politicians should do away with acts and provocative speeches, utterances capable of destroying our democratic structures.
“Our Youth should not allow themselves to be used as instrument of electoral fraud, thuggery, killings, destruction and vandalism. Youths in this country should wake up and look for ways to contribute positively to nation building.
“The Federal Government should make adequate provision for job creation particularly for our youths. Provision of adequate security arrangement by the federal and state government must not be compromised at any time.
“The legislative arms of government should apply their constitutional powers of making laws to ensure adequate provisions are being made in the budget for the security institutions and agencies. Our government should work with the government of the neighbouring countries like Chad, Niger and Cameroun to stamp out insurgency.
“May the peace of the Prince of Peace be with us individually and saturate every sphere of our national lives. I wish you all, a merry Christmas, a prosperous and peaceful new year,” he stated.