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Methodist Church decries insecurity,  ASUU strike

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By Chioma Onuegbu

THE Methodist Church Federal Republic of Nigeria, Diocese of , has decried the unabated attacks, killings, bombings, and kidnappings, perpetrated by bandits, terrorists and other criminal elements across the country.

It particularly condemned the Kaduna- railway attack and urged the to be alive to its responsibility of protecting lives and property.

This is contained in a communique issued in the end of the 27th Synod of the Methodist Church Federal Republic of Nigeria, Central Circuit, Ekpanya Street, Uyo, and by the Archbishop of Uyo, His , John Koko-Bassey and the Lay President, Sir Sunday Bassey.

According to the communique made available to newsmen in the weekend in Uyo, the Church frowned on the lingering face-off between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the federal government.

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The communique in part: “In the 27th Synod of the Methodist Church Federal Republic of Nigeria, Diocese of Uyo, in 29 Ekpanya Street Uyo, Central Circuit, Synod deliberated on the conference theme for the year, Prepare for the second of Jesus Christ” and affecting the Church, State and the nation.

“Synod calls on Leaders in all levels of government to be sincere and exhibit true of stewardship, and be more sensitive to the of the citizens, since the office they is held in .

” Synod urges Nigerians of voting age to get their Permanent Voters Card and to participate in the election of new political officeholders during the 2023 general elections. This will help to checkmate of , and bad governance and forestall the total collapse of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“It recommended that Government should also checkmate the influx and importation of illegal and explosive devices as this will help curb armed robbery and other violent crimes as we the 2023 general elections”

“Synod commended Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa State for the relative peace across the state and urged him to do more within his powers to maintain the peace especially as the 2023 elections draw closer.

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