Rise Up To The Challenges – Nigerian Baptist Convention Urges Fg
BEVERLY HILLS, May 2, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Baptist Convention has called on the Federal Government to rise up to the challenges in the country that are bringing untold hardship to the populace with a view to putting them into a permanent end.
The call was made through a communique issued at the just concluded 104th annual session of the denomination held in Abuja which was presided over by its President who is also the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), his eminence, Rev Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle.
The communique issued and signed by the Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the CAN President, Adebayo Oladeji, focused on the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari; security challenges, anti-corruption war; unemployment, unpaid wages and salaries with attendant problems, the menace of the university admission, including delayed budget 2017 and proffered a far reaching solutions to them.
“We observe with dismay the political under current that surrounds the health of our dear President especially the lack of openness in telling Nigerians that he went for medical attention,” the communique read.
“However, we are very grateful and adore the name of our Lord God Almighty who in His infinite mercy had graciously brought our President back on his feet and restored his health. We therefore urge Nigerians to continue to pray for him for more strength and mercy of God as he resumed office.
“We advise the President not to hesitate in going for further treatment if that would help in quickly restoring him back to sound health so as to continue performing his duties to the nation. Finally, we encourage and advice Nigerians to have positive disposition towards the lives of our leaders by constantly wishing them well and praying for them at all times.”
The convention however condemned in strong terms the reckless killing and destruction of property taking place in Southern Kaduna, Agatu Community in Benue State and other places in the East, South-South and Western Nigeria urging the Government to take measures in solving the security challenges in the country.