From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Member, House of Representatives, representing Jos South/Jos East Constituency from Plateau State, Musa Bagos, has stressed the need to establish a Christian Commission to facilitate teaching of morals into Nigerians, particularly Christian children as means of minimizing cases of terror.
The legislator made the appeal at the 58th graduation ceremony of students pastors of the Theological College of Northern Nigeria (TCNN) on Friday at Bukuru, Jos South LGA, Plateau State, held at the premises of the institution.
According to Bagos, if children are properly brought up by parents and by professionals trained from well established Christian institutions supervised by the commission, the society will be a better place to live in.
Bagos, said lack of social justice, insecurity and economic instability in Nigeria was due to non adherence to principles of oneness and greed among political office holders.
The lawmaker wondered why most Nigerian politicians have failed to fulfill there campaign promises of providing roads, education, healthcare, potable drinking water and economic stability since the return of democratic rule in Nigeria 22 years ago.
Earlier, Guest Speaker at graduation, Rev. Fr David Pofi, who is the Chaplain at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, admonished the graduands to practice what they preach.
He expressed disappointment that some pastors use the church and extort people from their hard earned money, using biblical scriptures falsely.
“God’s wards should be used as instruments of changing people for good, not to cheat, but unfortunately some pastors steal from the pulpit.
“It is worrisome that some clergymen pass through theological institutions but remain the same from whom they were.
“Today, pastors loot church funds to the detriment of other worshippers,” he stated.
Rev. Pofi charged the graduands to work in accordance with the teachings gotten from the college.
Speaking on the growing insecurity in the country, the clergyman blamed government for the killings, alleging lopsidedness in appointment of people in charge of security.
“The present administration is promoting injustice by appointing heads of security based on their ethnicity and religion,” he maintained.
He challenged politicians to pioritize welfare of the electorates rather than being self centred.
Rev. Pofi noted sadly that insecurity/economic instability is the basic challenge faced by citizens. According to him, most politicians want to enrich themselves.
The guest speaker lamented that Nigerian roads are bad to a point that a journey of two (2) hours now takes about six (6) hours due to their bad condition.
In his remark, earlier, TCNN proprietor, Rev. Dr Caleb Ahima noted that the graduands have undergone the needed training that qualified them to lead congregations effectively.
He charged the graduands to use the training acquired to promote humanity, he equally urged them to use the Bible as compass to preach the gospel of Jesus to salvage citizens.
The NKST President, Rev. Dr Dominic Anza, who was father of the day at the graduation, was honoured with an award.