13 June 2021 By Chris Nyamtu
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Lafia, Nasarawa State, Right Reverend Godwin Robinson has stressed the need for the federal government to convene a Sovereign National Dialogue of all ethnic groups as part of steps towards ensuring sustenance of democracy, peace and unity of the country.
The Right Reverend Godwin Robinson made the call at the eighth Diocesan Synod of the church in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
Participants at the synod called on leaders at all levels to use this year’s democracy day celebration for sober reflection toward finding a common ground in addressing the high rate of insecurity and other challenges facing the country.
The Anglican Bishop of Lafia Diocese the Right Reverend Godwin Robinson while addressing the congregation said attacks on security installations,public institutions, kidnapping of students and other agitations were totally condemnable.
He called on the federal government to take urgent steps towards bringing together all the diverse groups in the country to proffer lasting solution to the challenges.
Speaking on the theme: “Joseph; The Blessing that Turned Evil to Good.” The Right Reverend Godwin Robinson called on Nigerians to learn a lesson from the story of Joseph in the Bible who at his early age was kidnapped, sold into slavery and imprisoned yet God delivered him.
Some participants at the synod, Venerable Danladi Gom and Mrs Afiniki Robinson said the meeting increased their faith in God for a better Nigeria.
They also called on leaders at all levels to use this year’s democracy day celebration for sober reflection towards finding a common ground in addressing the high rate of insecurity and other challenges facing the country.