2ND SESSION OF THE 12TH SYNOD
ARCHCBISHOP AKINBIYI GIVES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PANACEA TO END TERROISTS IN NIGERIA AND ONDO STATE
The 2nd Session of the 12th Synod of the Diocese of Akoko (Anglican Communion) commenced from Thursday13th – 16th June, 2019 at The Cathedral of St Stephen, Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State. With the theme: “The End Time Events” (2 Peter 2 & 3). The Synod was presided over by The Most Rev’d G.A. Akinbiyi, the Lord Bishop of Akoko and the Archbishop of Ondo Ecclesiastical Province.
The Archbishop Akinbiyi, the President of the Synod in the theme of this year’s Synod “ The End Time Events” ( 2 Peter 2 & 3), which is apt and timely. He spoke on the prevalent heresies, apostasy and happenings that have bedeviled the contemporary Church, our Nation and the World at large. Its points to the events of the end time, the certainty of Jesus second coming, the certainty of rewards for the righteous, the emergence or rise of false prophets, advancement or increase of evil and sin, the rapture, the rise of the Anti-Christ and the destruction of evil people. Christ’s return to the earth is to reign, to proclaim the final judgment and destruction of the present heaven and earth.
Secondly, The Archbishop congratulated all Nigerians for a peaceful transition in our collective democratic life. The increase of the spate of killings, kidnapping and fears in people’s mind across the Nation. The high rate of banditry is now very alarming while the killer Fulani herdsmen impudent destruction of farmlands and lives, this call for Government decisive and reassuring actions because the first major responsibility of the Government is to protection of lives and properties. The Archbishop called on the Government and advised to set up its operation to completely eradicate the insurgent of Boko Haram terrorist by providing security forces with high sophisticated fighting equipments.
Thirdly, he wants the President Buhari to devoid of religious interest in one direction and that he should accord every religion in the country with equal respects and rights due to them.
Fourthly, The Archbishop also called on the Federal Government to look critically to the issue of unemployment by creating job opportunities in terms of revamping all our moribund factories, refineries and providing institutions of learning with necessary equipments to aid learning process.
At his charge, the Archbishop and Bishop of Akoko, appreciates the dualization work in some major towns in Akure, Ikare, Owo, Ore and the ongoing rehabilitation on Owo-Ikare Road by the State Governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu. He also want to draw the attention of the Ondo Government to the deplorable condition of Ugbe- Epinmi road, Ikaram – Akunu road and Ikare – Okeagbe – Oyin road which require serious and urgent attention. The Archbishop went further in his charge the state of banditry which had seriously spread to our dear Ondo State. Pe3ople now fear to travel from one town to the other all because of incessant kidnapping. These kidnappers are all over our lands and forests. He called upon the Ondo State Government as a matter of urgency to acquire Air Surveillance equipment to facilitate aerial monitoring of our ground space.
Finally, the President of the Synod, Archbishop Akinbiyi urged the Ondo State Government in respect of the increase in the tuition fees payable at the State Institutions which rose from N25,000.00 to N150,000.00, it is considered to be too astronomical and urged the Ondo State Government to reduce same, more so that the biting economy has its toll on parents. The synod ended on Sunday with Thanksgiving Service.