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The Archbishop, West, of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. Paul Onanuga, and the immediate past Conference Lay President of the church, Sir Remi Omotoso, have urged President Goodluck Jonathan to tackle insecurity and corruption in the country.

The religious leaders charged Jonathan to be firm in his resolve to arrest the lingering problems caused by the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the church, Mr. Aramide Noibi, on Wednesday.

Onanuga said, 'President Jonathan should brace for the numerous challenges confronting the nation, especially the problem of insecurity the Boko Haram is posing to national development.

'I urge the President to also seek divine guidance to nip the security threat in the bud as well as provide solutions to the present dilapidated socio-economic infrastructure.'

Omotoso said Jonathan should arrest unemployment in the country and curb extravagant spending.

He said, 'President Jonathan should be very firm in arresting the problem of insecurity that have pervaded the land.

'He should curb reckless spending in government and reduce the overhead cost of his over bloated cabinet.

'Besides he should tackle the problem of corruption headlong by fortifying the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.'

They also urged Nigerians, irrespective of their political leaning or religion, to assist the President and his cabinet with prayers and contructively engage government at all levels to move the nation forward.