From Francis Nansak ,Lafia
Worried by the spate of insecurity raging the peaceful coexistence of the country’s citizens,with no meaningful success against the menace, the Catholic Bishop of Bauchi Diocese, Most Rev. Hilary Dacholom,frawn at the continues killings,he urged the Federal Government to consider deliberate measures towards ending it.
The Bishop in an interview in Lafia at a thanksgiving mass organised by the Catholic Diocese to celebrate the 35th year priestly ordination and 60th birthday anniversary of Bishop Matthew Ishaya Audu which took place on Friday in St Williams Cathedral, Lafia.the Nasarawa state capital.
According to the Bishop, one among top priorities of any government is the provision of security to its citizenry, thus the a holistic approach aimed at bringing together the various groups across the country to proffer genuine solution to the security challenges.
He stated that the current situation in the country need a pragmatic and collective engagement, charging religious leaders to be in the lead by preaching peace, tolerance and forgiveness among the people.
Mr Labaran Maku, who was also in the venue of the twin celebration,described Bishop Mathew Ishaya as a discipline bishop,a humble servant who is truly called by God,added that the bishop was instrumental to building peace across religion and a beacon of education who has brought transform to the church.
While the state deputy governor Dr Emmanuel Akabe ,underscored the characteristic of the Bishop as exemplary and full of lessons worthy of emulation.
On his part, the newly appointed Catholic Archbishop of Jos and celebrant, Matthew Audu, who has been the Catholic Bishop of Lafia Diocese for over 19 years called on Nigerians to shun divisive tendencies and keep hope alive for better days in the country.
The Authority report that the occasion was attended by Catholic Bishops from across states of the country including some National assembly and state legislators as well as other top government officials.