The bishop of Owo diocese, Anglican communion, The Right Reverend Stephen Fagbemi has called for an end to banditry in the country.
The right reverend Fagbemi made the call in Ibadan while speaking at the 8th Synod of the Ibadan north Diocese, Anglican communion.
Speaking on the theme of the synod: “three philosophies of life: beat them up; pass them up; lift them up” taken from Luke 10 verses 30 to 35, the Lord Bishop of Owo Diocese, lamented the spate of killings, kidnappings for ransome and selfishness ravaging the country.
The cleric who expressed optimism for a better Nigeria said the level of poverty in the country required a change in the narratives.
He urged the congregation to eschew ethnic and religious considerations in electing credible leaders as the 2023 elections draw nearer.
The Lord Bishop of Owo Diocese appealed to Christians to be selfless and embrace communal efforts in order to realize the desired development in the country.
High point of the event are prayers for the Nation’s leaders, religious tolerance, restoration of peace, freedom, justice and employment for graduates.
Also, the programme witnessed presentation of awards to distinguished members of the diocese of Ibadan north diocese, Anglican communion.
Other activities of the 3rd session of the 8th synod continue on Monday, May 2nd with a charge by the president of the Synod, The most Reverend Segun Okubadejo who will review activities of the diocese and also address contemporary issues in the country.