Cleric Advises FG, Govs. On Security, Inaugurate Abuja Chapter Of Glorious Spring Christian Centre
A cleric of the Glorious Spring Christian Centre in Abuja, Pastor Marvel Onoka, has commended Federal Government’s efforts in taming the security challenges in the country.
Onoka said on Sunday at the inauguration of the church’s Abuja branch in Utako, that state governors must support the Federal Government to effectively tackle the security challenges.
She however said that the government and relevant stakeholders still have a lot to do to peace and stability in the country.
“Our country’s government has tried but they have not done enough, there is always room for improvement.
“I want to appeal to our government, the President and those involved to beef up security.
“I also appeal to governors and others stakeholders not to just wait for the presidency, but also help in curtailing it,” she said.
The pastor called on citizens to actively contribute in the search for peace in the country.
“To manage the security situation in the localities, let’s use the indigenes and the youth, because they are more aware of the activities in their areas,” she added.
The cleric said that the government should ramp up its investment in the agricultural sector to empower the people and reduce criminal activities.
According to her, interventions in agriculture will reduce food scarcity and high cost of foodstuffs.
“I want to beg that agriculture should be looked into; empower civil servants, empower those who are in that sector.
“Let the government boost that sector, there will be enough of food and many people will be able to think well,” Onoka said.
She cautioned the youth against staying idle, saying that they must strive to learn a trade and appropriate skills to be self’-reliant.
The pastor admonished all Nigerians to be their brother’s keepers to promote harmonious co-existence.
“You can’t hurt your neighbours when you love God; issues of banditry, kidnappings and all the killings won’t be happening when you are your brother’s keeper.
“The truth is when a man’s heart has been touched by God, no such things happens.
“So, God’s consciousness should be stressed, men should be drawn towards God,” she said.