Government officials should steer clear of religious matters - Bishop Adegbite

Government officials should steer clear of religious matters - Bishop Adegbite

- The Bishop of Owo Diocese, Methodist Church Nigeria, Reverend Solomon Adegbite has raised a salient issue bedeviling the country

- Adegbite called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killing of innocent Christians in the country

- He also advised government officials to steer clear of religious matters

The Bishop of Owo Diocese, Methodist Church Nigeria, Reverend Solomon Adegbite has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killing of innocent Christians in the country.

NAIJ.com also gathered that the revered clergyman urged all government officials at the state and local government levels to steer clear of religious matter by ensuring that no religion is imposed over another.

According to The Punch, the clergyman stated this at the 29th Diocesan Synod of the church held at Methodist Church Nigeria, Epinmi-Akoko, in Akoko South-East local government area of Ondo state.

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Government officials should steer clear of religious matters - Bishop Adegbite

The clergy asked President Buhari to protect Christians all over the country who have been subjected to attacks

He insisted that until people stopped their ungodly behaviours, the situation of the country might not improve.

He identified the current economic hardship as the major reason why some people attempted to take their own life, saying Nigerians needed to have positive change of hearts and pray to God for better days to come

His words: “The various governments need to engage transparent technocrats to manage the economy of the country in order to bring succour to the poor Nigerians.”

He decried the killings and destructions of farmlands in many parts of the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen and urged the federal government and security agencies to curtail the activities of the assailants.

He also called for an egalitarian society where every Nigerian will feel equal, adding that public offices should be shared equally among various tribes in the country.

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Government officials should steer clear of religious matters - Bishop Adegbite

Nigeria has had its own fair share of religious crisis

Meanwhile, an analyst simply identified as Soma OJ has argued that President Buhari should remain in power no matter how sick he is.

Writing on Ynaija, Soma stated that Nigeria owes the North/Muslims a president given that the region lost power after the death of Umaru Musa Yar'adua in 2010.

He noted that this was a contributing factor to President Buhari’s emergence as president in addition to the fact that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had had his run and Nigerians were legitimately done with him.

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Source: Naija.ng

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