Rev. Dr. C. O. Igwe, Bishop, Diocese of kubwa, Methodist Church Nigeria, has charged political leaders to bring about policies that would advance the course of nation building.
Igwe was speaking at the 7th Annual Synod of the church in Abuja on Sunday.
The Synod has its theme as: “Obedience to God, Better than Sacrifice”.
He noted that putting the right policies in place would address issues of unemployment, insecurity and the rest in the country.
According to him, raising spiritually fulfilled members remain relevant in the service of God and humanity in the society.
“Those visions translate to practical action in a number of place. Who care for those who are sick and provide other health care.
” Who provides care in social institutions, mental ills and motherless babies home and who funds them, this also includes education.
” The Methodist church is doing a lot in trying to give citizens a face lift in the area of education and other social investment.
” This is what the government should respond to. When policies are put in place and we’ll designed, it will help advance the course of national development hence build the nation at large.”
Igwe, however, charges the president on his second term not to choose leaders influenced by ethnic or tribal consideration.
He added that Nigeria has competent hands who can grow the economy but compromising competence on the altar of ethics or religious bias would worsen the problem of the country.
Similarly, Prof. Peter Adekaya, one of the speaker called on the government at all levels to as a matter of urgency eradicate crime through the education of its youths.
” The country needs to focus on the needy.
” If the government can educate the youths, the level of crimes in the country will be drastically reduced to the bearest minimum.
The Synod is a gathering of the church leaders where they meet for fellowship and review the steps of the word of God as well looking at issues affecting the nation and the church.