Anglican Bishop of Offa Diocese in Kwara State, Rt. Rev. Olusola Akanbi, has lamented the rising level of poverty, insecurity, and corruption in Nigeria.
He said the ugly trends if not quickly checked, might take the country to a point of no return.
Bishop Akanbi spoke during the ordination ceremony of the Diocese of Aguata, Anglican Communion at the Cathedral Church of St. John, Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State where seven ordinands were made deacons and one deacon priested by the Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Rt. Rev. Samuel Ezeofor.
The bishop, while expressing sadness over the high rate of corruption, kidnappings, insecurity and poverty, called on the governments, at all levels, to take urgent remedial actions to address the issues.
Meanwhile, Bishop Ezeofor charged the new clerics to accept the holy scriptures as revealing all things necessary for eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. He reminded them of the need to accept the discipline of the church in addition to giving due respect to those in authority.
Bishop Ezeofor urged the priests to be diligent in prayer and reading the scripture in addition to deepening their faith in the gospel against error.
Two of the newly ordained, Chibuzor Anene and Onuora Chinedu, who thanked God for using Ezeofor to elevate them in His vineyard, promised to use their position to promote peace and unity in the society.