The Christain Association of Nigeria has urged governments across all levels to rise “gallantly” to address Nigeria’s security and socio-economic challenges.
The organisation said this in a ‘New Year 2021 Message’ signed by its president, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, on Thursday.
Ayokunle also urged the government to consult on the best ways to end insecurity in the country.
He said, “I urge all those in political power in our nation to lead with humility by listening to Godly admonition because their wisdom alone may not be enough to reposition our nation, especially, to restore our security and bring about peace and prosperity presently eluding our nation.
“The present spate of kidnappings for ransom or death, terrorism, banditry, herdsmen attack, armed robbery, and other anti-social activities in our nation are dents on the leadership of our nation. Though, we understand that leadership is tough and sympathise with those in power, Nigerians at the same time expect that leadership would rise more gallantly to address our near horrible socio-economic situation in this nation which is almost crippling us.
” Let us love one another and put an end to cruelty against one another under any guise. Nigerians deserve to have their rest of mind.”
He urged Nigerians to obey COVID-19 protocols.
Ayokunle added, “I congratulate everyone of us whom God has spared to see this New Year in the midst of the dreadful and devastating coronavirus that ravaged our world and sent many people to early graves more than any war in the recent past. The high and the low really fell in 2020.
“I plead with all of us to please observe all the COVID-19 protocols this year. Maintain social distancing, do handwashing or use sanitiser. Make sure you always wear your face mask whenever you are out from your house until we all together, under God, wipe away this wicked virus from the face of the earth. Avoid frivolous traveling meanwhile and use virtual meetings where possible for your safety.”