Business Day (Nigeria)

Nigerians urged to pray for country’s unity, prosperity


The prelate, Methodist Church of Nigeria (MCN), Kalu Uche, has urged Nigerians to be more vigilant and pray for the country’s unity and prosperity.

Uche, made the call at a news conference held in Lagos at the Bishop’s House in Marina, where he said, “We call on all people of God to pray fervently and be vigilant to ensure security of lives and property”.

According to the prelate, this is with the assurance that God will deliver the country from all challenges militating against it.

The MCN council also lamented space of attacks on police formations in some parts of the country and urged government to make judicious use of intelligen­ce to identify and bring all culprits to book. “The punishment of sponsors of terrorism and brigandage should be top on the agenda of the government,” he said.

The council commended the federal government on the timely steps in combating the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, while tasking Nigerians to ensure that they get vaccinated.

The MCN, therefore, commended the lead roles of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State in signing into law the anti-open grazing law and recommend same to other states.

“We salute the Southern Governors’ Forum for their Anti Open Grazing Stance.

“Global best practices in Animal Husbandry are by way of ranching and this ensures harmony between pastorals and farmers. “Ranching, therefore, is the answer to the perennial and often fatal clashes between herders and farmers,’’ Uche said.

The MCN, while applauding the governors for their resolution­s, called on President Muhammadu Buhar i to passionate­ly consider the issues raised by the southern governors.

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