18th October, 2020
The Nigerian government has been advised that sincerity of purpose should guide them to follow through on their proposals to consult stakeholders and enact the much-needed reforms of the entire Police Force.
The Diocesan & Missioner of the Anglican Communion, Lagos Diocese The Rt. Rev. Dr. Humphrey Olumakaiye made this known in a statement issued to in Lagos.
Olumakaiye said that with the recent uproar in our nation and in fact across the globe, on social media and on our roads about the #EndSARS agitation; the Church of God is not putting her head in the sand expecting issues to redress itself.
He noted that this is a genuine agitation and it is borne out of deep concern for the future of this nation.
“It delights us to see that the Government in a time like this has given prominence to the voice of the citizens, thus making the Police authorities put an end to the unit”.
“We now ask that this decision should not be a statement written on paper and made by mouth alone. Sincerity of purpose should guide them to follow through on their proposals to consult stakeholders and enact the much needed reforms of the entire Police Force”, he said.
In a statement titled; Towards the Nation of our Dream, Olumakaiye said we appreciate our youths for exhibiting unparalleled interest towards the betterment of this nation and not losing hope in the bright future we all long for.
“You have really shown that together we can make the difference we desire and bring the Nigeria of our dreams to reality.
He said, however, we strongly appeal to our youths not to allow themselves to be weaponized by enemies of progress of this country, those who do not encourage and reinforce positive values that can bring about a Nigeria we can all be proud of”.
“Now we can boldly say that we are tilting towards a Nigeria where a child of nobody can become somebody without knowing anybody. A society built on merit and ingenuity.
“A society where moral values count. A society where the sanctity of life is held in the highest esteem, by the government, security personnel and fellow citizens. A society where one tribe will not be at the mercy of another. A society where politics will not be money-driven”, he said.
He charged the youths to avoid mob mentality, seek redress without subscribing to violence and we shall all live to see the Nigeria of our dream in Jesus name.