Methodist Synod Cautions Government On Security

Lagos Methodist Church has cautioned the federal government on the fledging security situation of the country, urging it to arrest the menace immediately.

In a communique issued at the end of the I0th Annual Synod of the Diocese of Lagos Mainland, held at Elliot Memorial Methodist, Iju, Lagos, the Synod lamented at the incessant killings of innocent people and the destruction of valuable properties in the polity.

With the theme "Caring For Life" the synod deliberated among other things about the security situation of the nation, corruption, health of the citizens pension problems, human rights abuses and the nation's judiciary system.

The communique signed by Very Reverend S. Kenhinde Oguntuase and Right Rev. Kolawole Abimbola, Synod Secretary and Diocesan Bishop respectively, the Synod emphasised that despite the bold efforts to eradicate corruption in the body politic, the problems lingers on and advised that government not to leave any stone unturned until all culprits are brought to book irrespective of their positions in the society.

The Synod also noted with concern the incidence of unemployment particularly among the youths inspite of government's efforts at poverty alleviation.

"Synod wishes to remind government that an idle mind is the devil's workshop, and therefore advises government to ensure that jobs are provided for our teeming population", the group urged.

The Synod equally noted with dismay that the scourge of HIV/AIDS within the society has reached a worrisome stage and requires drastic measures. It advised therefore that government's enlightenment campaign be intensified while also urging that free medical facilities be provided for the HIV/AIDS infected people.

On the issue of pension reform, the Synod advised that government urgently address the plights of pensioners who have sacrificed their working life in the service of the nation, while also urging that government shows more concern toward them by caring for their well-being.