Monday, December 9, 2013

PFN tasks FG on fight against Boko Haram, urges ASUU to call off strike

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has urged the Federal Government and security agencies to put in more effort to tackle the security challenges in the country.
It called for appraisal of strategies with the aim of crushing the Boko Haram insurgency, especially as the Yuletide celebration approaches.
Speaking to newsmen at Umunze in Orumba South local government area of Anambra State, state chairman of PFN, Bishop David Eberechukwu, said many Christians, especially those residing in the Northern part of the country, were apprehensive due to activities the sect.
“We are in December and we recall that this is the time of the year when the Boko Haram sect attack many churches”, he said.
“Our own part is to continue to pray for peace in Nigeria and we expect the government to do what it can to solve this problem once and for all.”

“At this time of the year, we urge all churches to pray more than ever, so that God will avert all the dangers looming around.
“The wasting of people’s blood has become

very alarming and we are worried that unless something is done urgently, there might be a repeat of the kind of attacks experienced in some churches in the North last year where worshippers were murdered in cold blood in churches.”
On the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the cleric urged the university lecturers to return to classrooms as a matter of urgency in the interest of the country’s education system.
According to him, members of ASUU should not make Nigerians to believe that the strike was politically motivated, adding that it is wiser to call off the strike while continuing negotiation with the government.
“Our children are at risk of becoming the devil’s tools as we know that an idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Nigerian parents have suffered enough and the federal government has tried by accepting some of the conditions given by ASUU which therefore calls for sacrifice on the part of ASUU members,” he said.

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