The Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Ijesha North Diocese of Osun State, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intensify efforts to free the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, and other schoolgirls abducted at Government College, Chibok in April 2014 by Boko Haram terrorists.
The communion, which made the call at a synod held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Esa Oke, urged the President to fulfil all promises made before, during and after the 2019 presidential election.
In a statement signed by the Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Isaac Oluyamo and Registrar, Adeleke Agbola Esq, the communion also urged the President to put in place modalities to end insecurity in the country including the farmers/herders crisis, kidnapping and armed robberies in the country.
The statement reads: “The synod thanks God for the generally peaceful conduct of the general election in Nigeria and congratulates the winners and urges the people of Osun State, in particular, to maintain peace and support whoever eventually emerges victorious at the Supreme Court of the gubernatorial election in the state.
“The synod urges President Muhammadu Buhari and all other elected office holders to fulfil their promises to the people and improve the welfare and security of the people.
“The synod urges the Federal Government to intensify efforts to free Ms. Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls and to tackle with firm hands the increasing spate of kidnapping and armed robbery in the country.
“The synod commends the Federal Government for yielding to the cries of the workers by raising the minimum wage to N30,000 but urges the government to be more proactive in protecting farmers and their farmland from the menace of cattle herders.
“The synod urges the government to improve power supply in the country and appeal to Ibadan Electric Distribution Company to restore electricity to all parts of Ijesaland disconnected for over three months.”