Jan 2nd, 2012 – How To End Nigeria’s Crisis, By William Kumuyi
The General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, yesterday suggested how to end violence in the country.
He urged the Federal Government to rally “dispassionate and detached stakeholders” together to resolve the growing insecurity in Nigeria.
Addressing reporters in Lagos, Kumuyi said: “I believe such stakeholders are still available in the country. We must identify the causative factors of the unending violence: the elements involved and how security agencies can be rallied to truly and effectively address the scourge. naijagists.com
“Perhaps, the time has finally come to address the loose ends of our political environment and produce an enduring solution on how we all can peacefully co-exist, our diverse backgrounds notwithstanding.
“I want to urge our leaders to find ways of seeing how to arrest this situation. The culture of rivalry, hatred and bloodletting must be checked.”
The cleric noted that the any name could be given the gathering of stakeholders so long the objectives and focus are based on resolving the nation’s diverse challenges.
According to him, names such as sovereign national conference or conference of ethnic nationalities, or any other appellation could be chosen for the gathering.
Kumuyi, who regretted the Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Madalla, Niger State, urged Christians against any retaliatory attack.
He noted that the resort to self-help could worsen the already bad situation.
The cleric hailed the Federal Government for imposing a state of emergency in states with protracted insecurity, saying: “This is why I commend the immediate efforts of the Federal Government in coming to terms with the sad trend so that the spectre of killing of innocent souls will not continue.”
Kumuyi urged the government to be more proactive in governance so that some unscrupulous people would not hide under the guise of protesting government’s failure to wreak havoc on innocent citizens.