Bishops of the Lagos Ecclesiastical Province, comprising the Archdiocese of Lagos, the Diocese of Ijebu-Ode and the Diocese of Abeokuta, have asked the newly appointed service chiefs to ensure they win the war against insecurity ravaging the nation.
The Bishops made the appeal recently at the first meeting for 2021 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Maryland, Lagos.
They also asked state governors to rise to their responsibility of safeguarding lives and property.
In a communique jointly signed by the President and Secretary; Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Francis and Bishop of IJebu-Ode, Obafemi Adesina, states, “It is our sincere hope and ardent prayer that the new service chiefs, like the proverbial new broom, will bring new vigour and vision into the war against insecurity that currently bedevils every nook and cranny of our nation. They should see that task as the reason for their appointment, and prosecute it with all the necessary human and material resources to bring a speedy end to the insecurity in our land.
“We implore all our state governors to rise to their primary responsibility of ensuring the security of lives and properties of all the inhabitants of the states that they govern. They should not go to sleep, while terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other hoodlums are having a field day terrorizing and brutalizing the innocent citizens within their domains.”, they said.
Lauding the discovery of COVID-19 vaccine, the Bishops said that the Nigeria populace should take the pandemic seriously, and” not scoff at it as a hoax”,
“We however urge that the distribution of the vaccines be done in a fair and equitable manner that ensures that they get to all those who need them when they need them, regardless of their social or economic status,” the communique further contained