The Rt. Rev. Jacob Ademola Ajetunmobi, Bishop of Ibadan South Diocese of the Anglican Communion has admonished all Christians to be very careful on how they build on the foundation and the Church to learn how to draw her power from the source which is Christ Jesus the author and finisher of faith.
He said this in a Communique released at the end of the Second Session of the 5th Synod held at Christ Church, Mapo Ibadan venue of the synod this year.. He said God’s project is a collective responsibility hence the Church should rid itself from divided interest, selfish approach to problems and carnality.
The Synod in its communiqué commended the Oyo, Lagos, Osun, Edo, Ondo and Ekiti state governments over their restoration and transformation programmes and urged the people to demonstrate attitudinal change by embracing environmental cleanliness and discipline; and give unalloyed support to the government.
The Synod enjoins the government to revive the trade centers, technical Colleges, to promote skill acquisition and encourage graduates of Agriculture to take to farming by giving them necessary logistics support through resuscitation of old farm settlements.
While noting with dismay the quest for materialism which she describes as the rot that has permeated the Nigerian society today, the Synod calls on the leadership of the Church as well as the larger society to guide the citizens by laying good examples of integrity, probity, accountability, and promotion of social justice with the fear of God.
The Synod notes painfully the perpetual poor state of the economy which it says is responsible for the abysmal standard of living and calls the attention of the Federal government to the degenerating value attached to education resulting in the virtual collapse of this sector of the nation’s development. It calls on the three tiers of government to urgently revamp the economy by providing jobs for the youths and give more encouragement to measures that would enhance self-employment.
The Synod is skeptical about teachers’ education through Sandwich programme hence it appeals to the government to revive the old formal and residential teacher training Colleges. Not only this, the attention of government is called to the ‘Bring back the book’ programme of the Federal government which was launched with pomp and pageantry with a view to encouraging the reading habit of the people. The Synod said efforts should be geared towards reviving reading among populace because the country continues to experience a downward slide in the standard of education of the citizenry.