Anglican Synod advises Buhari to choose ministers wisely

In an 11-point communiqué issued at the end of the synod, the church also asked the President- elect to try to fulfil his campaign promises to Nigerians

Muhammadu Buhari

The Synod of the Diocese of Aguata Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has asked the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to look beyond party boundaries in search of capable hands to work with him as ministers and advisers.

Rising from the first session of the fourth Synod of the diocese on Tuesday at Saint Andrew's’ Church, Ezira in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, the church maintained that the task of ruling the country now was enormous to be left in the hands of a few individuals without competence.

Punch reports that in an 11-point communiqué issued at the end of the synod, the church also asked the President- elect to try to fulfil his campaign promises to Nigerians.

The communiqué which was endorsed by the Dean, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Christian Efobi; the Synod Clerical Secretary, Ven. Steve Nnadi; and the Chancellor of the diocese, Sir Harford Ejim, condemned pre-election acrimonies as well as the pockets of violence recorded in some areas during polls.

The synod commended the spirit of sportsmanship exhibited by the outgoing President, Goodluck Jonathan, by conceding defeat in the March 28 Presidential elections.

The synod which had its theme as, “Behold, to obey is better than Sacrifice”, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections. It added that the introduction of smart card readers in the polls checked fraud, thereby restoring people’s confidence in the electoral process.

It was learnt that the Church also praised the Nigerian military for its successes in the onslaught against insurgencies.

The Synod also called on the Federal Government to sustain the tempo in order to deal with insecurity in a more coordinated and sustained manner

It also commended Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on security and ongoing projects in the state

The church noted with concern the incessant judicial workers’ strike across the country and enjoined those concerned to address the court workers’ grievances in order to restore the confidence of the common-man in the judicial process.

It decried the unemployment problems in the country and called on all tiers of government to prioritize employment generation in order to engage the massive restive young populace in the country, just as it advised wealthy Nigerians to always invest in Nigerian economy in order to stimulate the nation’s economy.

The synod condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, adding that the Federal Government should seek ways of protecting Nigerian citizens living in foreign countries.


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