The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has appealed to Nigerian leaders to address insecurity, unemployment and other social vices.
In a Easter Message made available to Insideoyo.com on Friday, the Pentecostal Missionary listed issues addressing the Nation.
The message was signed by its President, Bishop Wale Oke, Archbishop John praise Daniel, National Deputy President, Dr Cos as Ilechukwu, National Secretary and Bishop Emma Gospel Isong.
PFN said it is concerned about the mindless killings and bloodshed all over the nation.
The message reads in part:
“To the President: We call on THE Federal Government of Nigeria to do more to secure the lives and properties of all Nigerians. We appreciate the sacriﬁces being made by the Police, the Armed and paramilitary forces to ensure the safety and security of all Nigerians.
We urge President Muhammadu Buhari to live up to his promise to guarantee the security of all Nigerians, irrespective of ethnicity or faith. We appeal to him to do more, as the Father of all, to rally Nigerians and ensure that the walls of divide that has polarized Nigerians are brought down.
“The National Assembly: The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) calls on the National Assembly to do more in addressing the issues of insecurity, unemployment, infrastructure deficit, the rot in education and health sectors, especially the issue of out-of-school children. We believe that the legislature can do much more to deliver be er governance through the use of its oversight powers, rather than dissipating energy on diversionary bills that do not address the challenges holding Nigerians back.
“The Judiciary: The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) appeals to the Judiciary, at all levels, to continue to live up to the tenets of fairness, transparency, equity and justice in all that they do. We restate our position for a balance in terms of appointments into the Judiciary at the national level, so that there is representation across the different states, geo- political zones and religions, to ensure that justice is not only done, but seen to be done by everyone.
“The State Governors: The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) urges all the State Governors to do more in guaranteeing the security of their people and pay more attention to the needs and welfare of their citizens. We believe that there is a lot more that can be done at the State level, especially in areas such as Education, Health, where they have concurrent constitutional responsibilities.
“Violent Non-State Actors: The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) urges the diﬀerent individuals and groups engaged in all forms of terrorist and violent activities to stop this wanton killing of Nigerians. We urge Boko Haram and other terrorist organizations to lay down their arms and table their grievances so that resolutions can be explored. We appeal to the Bandits, Herdsmen, Kidnappers and the diﬀerent elements to desist from their criminal activities and give peace a chance.”
“The Church wishes all Nigerians a Happy Easter.”