By Oladipupo Mojeed
Government at all levels have been charged to focus more on agriculture and exploitation of solid minerals to bring the nation out of recession.
The Bishop of Akure Diocese, Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Reverend Simeon Borokini, stated this at the weekend.
He was speaking at the second session of the Twelve Synod, held at St. James Anglican Church, Itaogbolu, Ondo state.
The clergyman lamented that many Christians are under intense pressure of economic recession and severe persecution, leading them to compromise their faith in order to survive.
He also posited that the various ethnic groups, tribes and entities constituting the federation would derive more gains in the country’s unity, insisting that dialogue was the best option out of the current agitations.
Also speaking, the Bishop of Osun North East Diocese, Anglican Communion Church of Nigeria, Reverend Humphrey Olumakaiye tasked the federal and state governments to boost the diversification of the nation’s economy and train farmers on mechanised farming.
He made the assertion at the Diocese’s second session of the third synod at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Isedo, Ila Orangun, Osun State.
Olumakaiye stressed that the era of paying lip service to agriculture was gone as it was the only viable alternative to oil in reviving the economy if given greater attention.