The Bishop Diocese of Oru, the Right Reverend Geoffrey Chukwunenye says State Police will not provide the desired solution to insecurity in the country.
The Right Reverend Chukwunenye, PhD who stated this at the special thanksgiving service to mark the end of Ladies and Girls Guild Conference at the Holy Trinity Parish, Obibi, Awo-Omamma in Oru-East LGA said Nigerian politicians are not mature and disciplined enough to run state police commands.
Bishop Chukwunenye expressed fear that if introduced, State Police Commands would mainly serve to witch-hunt and suppress political opponents as well as escalate political killing and kidnapping.
. To curb insecurity in the country, Dr. Chukwunenye urged government at all levels to give priority to poverty alleviation and job creation programmes to close the gap between the rich and the poor as well as settle the raging nerves of many idle young people.
Preaching on the theme: “Seek the Lord Where He may be found” taken from Isaiah 55:6, the Right Reverend Chukwunenye urged Nigerians to seek the face of God while He is still near to surmount the numerous problems confronting the country.
He drew attention to the role of women in nation building and encouraged women in the Diocese of Oru to join hands with their husbands to give their children proper home training.
The prelate also stressed the need for girls of the Anglican Church in the Diocese to participate actively in the activities of the Women and Girls Ministry as part of effort to acquire skills to earn a living and to live a life of devotion in the Lord.
The wife of the Bishop and President, Women and Girls Ministry, Diocese of Oru, Mrs. Joy Chukwunenye commended the Holy Trinity Church, Obibi parishioners for a successful hosting of the Conference and urged the participants to put what they learnt into practice.
The Parish Priest, the Reverend Forth Edward thanked the Bishop and his wife as well as the participants for appreciating their hospitality and prayed God, lead them back home.
The highlight of the occasion was the inspection of product exhibition stands mounted by the participants drawn from the different parishes in the Diocese.