Bishop of Ibadan Diocese, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend (Dr) Joseph Akinfenwa, has tasked the Federal Government and security stakeholders across the country to, as a matter of urgency, address the security situation in the country.
Akinfenwa made the call during the 61st annual corporate thanksgiving service of the Association of Church Musicians of Ibadan Diocese, held at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan.
The bishop, who is also the grand patron of the association, said kidnapping, banditry and other crimes had become a lucrative business in the country, urging the Federal Government to reposition its security apparatus for effective service delivery so that the nation will be habitable for all and sundry.
“Our security officers are always on top of the situation. If you have a good car, you must not drive to certain areas at a specific period in the country. Kidnapping has taken the central stage in the affairs of the nation,” he said.
He said that to wage war against corruption in the country, people in leadership positions needed to declare their assets in a transparent and honest manner, lamenting that only a few complied with the directive of the Federal Government.
“God manifests Himself in the atmosphere of good music. When we are happy, mourning, praying or carrying out other activities, we sing. Music is power of worship,” he said.
The bishop, however, commended the leadership of the association and the awardees for contributing positively to the development of the diocese and the society over the years.
The event also featured posthumous awards presentation to the late E. O. Ogunseye; Ebenezer Amaechi; Chief E.O. Agboola; Mr Tunji Adesipe and Betram Okoro, towards their contributions to the growth and development of the diocese.