• Korede Akintunde
  • May 6, 2024

The Third Session of the Tenth Synod of the Diocese of Lokoja, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) was held at the Crowther Memorial Anglican Church, Lokoja from Thursday 25th Sunday 28th April, 2024 under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and Presided over by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Lokoja and President of the Synod, His Grace, The Most Revd Emmanuel A. S. Egbunu, Ph.D ably supported by His wife who is the President of the Diocesan Mothers Union and Womens Guild, Ladies Guild and Girls Guild Mrs. Abiodun Abosede Egbunu and the Synod issued the following communique:

Synod applauds the government of Kogi State for the distribution of vehicles to security agencies to tackle insecurity in the State. The Synod enjoins the three tiers of Government to evolve strategies capable of mitigating the rising insecurity in the country.
The Synod appreciates the distribution of palliatives to cushion the effect of inflation in the country, while admonishing government to ensure that it gets to the intended targets.
The Synod commends the Federal Government for the approval of the students loans scheme and prays for continuity.
The Synod commiserates with the victims of Agojeju-odo in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State, and calls on the State Government to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
The Synod admonishes all public office holders to shun all forms of corruption as it is the bane of our nation.
The Synod note that the Nigerian economy has been a subject of great concern as a result of prevailing hardship arising from fiscal policies and inflation. Consequently the Synod calls on all the levels of government to diversify our economy and prioritize (or place emphasis on) agriculture and agro-allied industries.
The Synod observes high mobility of health professionals from the country with great concern and cautions the government on the danger of inadequate personnel to appropriately attend to various degrees of ailments in the country
The Synod earnestly encourages the three tiers of government to be committed to provision of qualitative education at all levels and also encourages training and retraining of personnel
The Synod expresses displeasure over the rate of unemployment especially among the youths and women and therefore counsels individuals, groups, organizations and government to avail them (Youths and Women) of opportunities to be profitably engaged.
The Synod notes that the Judiciary has always been the hope of the common man and therefore enjoins them to discharge their duties with the fear of God, and the government should provide them full autonomy.

Most Rev. Emmanuel A.S. Egbunu, Ph.D Venerable B. N. Metseru
Diocesan/President of Synod Synod Clerical Secretary

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