A conglomeration of 15 Churches in Northern Nigeria underneath the aegis of Tarayar Ekklisiyoyin Kristi A Nigeria (TEKAN) on Wednesday known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to make frantic efforts with the aid of ensuring that the remaining Dapchi lady (Leah Sharibu) and other kidnapped sufferers of Boko Haram are released.
TEKAN similarly urged President Buhari to make certain that the looming meals insecurity in the u . S . A . Is forestalled, by ensuring that killer herdsmen occupying farming communities’ lands are pressured out without delay and also avoided from further taking on farmers’ indigenous lands.
This turned into disclosed via the group’s President, Rev. Caleb Ahima, while studying a communiqué issued on the quit of an emergency meeting of TEKAN Executive Council, held at its headquarters in Jos, the Plateau State capital. TEKAN called on President Buhari to ensure that the security equipment of the country isn’t always used for partisan activities within the impending standard elections.
The communiqué reads, “TEKAN call on President Muhammadu Buhari to make certain the instantaneous release of Leah Sharibu and other abducted victims of Boko Haram.
“TEKAN is sad that the activities of this Islamic terrorists have continued unabated and have brought untold hardship on Nigerians, particularly the Northern region of the country.
”The Church expressed its concerns about the increasing spate of kidnapping and called on government and security operatives to put an immediate stop to the dastardly act.
“The Church is worried about the pretentious attitude of President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government, as seen in the deaf and dumb attitude towards the continuous killings of Nigerians without providing visible, dependable and concrete solution to the attacks.”
On the high level of poverty in the country, TEKAN said, it is deeply disturbed at the, “excruciating poverty and hardship”, experienced by Nigerians, and called on government at all levels to ensure that the dividends of democracy put food on the table of the common man.
The Church called on President Buhari to provide adequate security to teeming Nigerians who are mostly farmers to return back to their farms to avoid “foreseeable famine in the land”.
On political activities in the nation ahead of the upcoming general elections, TEKAN called on the electoral umpire (INEC), “to not only be said to be neutral but be actually seen by good Nigerians and observers to be so”.
The Church said it is disturbed by the signs and utterances of political actors as they gear up towards the 2019 polls, and urged them to consider the interest of the country over and above their political interests, by being civil in their statements, saying that, “It will be a grave disservice to Nigeria, Africa and international communities if the 2019 elections fall short of acceptable standard.