Catholic bishop urges FG to tackle hunger, insecurity in Nigeria

GodGift Ifunanya
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Most Rev. David Ajang, the Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese, has called on the Federal Government to urgently take steps toward addressing hunger and the security challenges currently confronting the nation.

Ajang made the call on Sunday at a Thanksgiving Mass organised by Dr Emmanuel Akabe, the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, held at St Aloysius Catholic Church, Doma.

The cleric said that addressing insecurity and hunger would not only promote peace but would significantly improve the living standard of Nigerians.

” This is a critical time; security is a big problem and the second one is hunger.

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”I think something is needed  to be done” he said.

Ajang,  who quoted various versus in the Bible, called on Christians and Nigerians in general to shun evil, adding that such move would enable them inherit God’s kingdom.

The bishop also called on Nigerians  to use their God’s given talents toward promoting peace and development in the nation.

He also advised Nigerians, particularly the youths, to shun cyber and all forms of crime.

” Before now people were doing Yahoo in hidding but today a lot are proud of doing yahoo in the open

”Young people must desist from all forms of crime, that way our society will be better,” the bishop advised. He urged christians to regularly show gratitude to God at all times, to attract God’s favour and blessings.

The bishop assured the deputy governor of his support and constant   prayers for God’s guidance as he support his principal in running the affairs of the state.

In his remarks, Akabe, said that he organised the thanksgiving to appreciate God for sustaining his life and that of his family members.

” We are thanking God for somany things; for protecting not only my life but that of my family members as well.

“We thank God for protecting our leaders, from the President to his vice, to Gov Abdullahi Sule, my principal and many others,” he said

The deputy governor urged the people of the state to pray and support the current administration at the federal and state levels.

Akabe, who also urged the people of the state to be united and peaceful, added that government had taken proactive steps toward addressing hunger and inscurity in the country.

On his part, Mr Danladi Jatau, the Speaker of the State’s House of Assembly, thanked God for sustaining the life of Akabe and his family.

He equally urged residents of the state  to pray and support Gov. Sule to succeed.

” Elections and litigations are over; it is now time for governance. Let’s all continue to pray and support Gov. Sule to succeed.

” All we need is your support and prayers,” he said

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event had in attendance Rep. Jonathan Gaza, representing Karu/ Keffi/ Kokona Federal Constituency, Mr Muhammad Oyanki, the Deputy Speaker of the State Assembly, Dr John Mamman, Commissioner for Education in the state, among dignitaries.

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