THE Anglican Bishop on the Niger, Rt. Rev. Dr. Owen Nwokolo has called on the Federal Government to treat as an emergency the insecurity bedeviling the country.
At the 31st Synod of the Diocese on the Niger, Anglican Communion, held at St Simon’s Church, Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nwokolo harped on the need to renew the relationships with God at times like this.
He said that with prayers and compliance with the prescribed COVID-19 protocols by the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic would be reversed in no time.
Nwokolo called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on his security chiefs to secure lives and property of people because anything that will not guarantee security of Nigerians should not be sustained.
Nwokolo said: “The insecurity in the country is alarming ranging from killer herdsmen, Boko Haram, banditry, kidnapping and extortion.
“We also need prayers to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, while everyone should adhere to the NCDC preventive measures to curb the spread of the virus.”
The host vicar, St Simon’s Church, Nnobi, Venerable Christopher Amaku and the Chairman Synod committee, Sir Simon Omekaodimma praised the submissions of the Bishop and stressed that one can only walk in the Spirit through a life of submission to God.
“It is when you surrender your life to God that the Holy Spirit can come inside, direct and deposit the fruit and gifts of holiness for right living and service unto God,” Amaku said.
Omekaodimma thanked God for a successful hosting of the synod especially in the face of the pandemic.
“Any Christian who is not walking in the Spirit will be remain carnal and a chaff. We thank God for a successful synod and we observed the COVID-19 preventive measures,” he said.