the anglican Bishop of Kaduna Diocese, Most Reverend Josiah Idowu-Fearon has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to try as much as possible to bring to an end the rampaging Boko Haram insurgency within six months in office.
The Bishop believes that President Buhari can flush out the insurgents in six months if he could sanitize the armed forces, and get them well equipped to terminate the remaining Boko Haram elements.
Bishop Fearon’s position and call was contained in his address delivered at the 20th synod celebration of the church, while admonishing President Buhari to stay clear of any shaky foundation laid by his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan in order to achieve quick and lasting results against insecurity and social and economic vices.
The theme of the Synod was titled, “A New Look at Holiness”, which was taken from the book of Leviticus 19: 1-4; 11-14. The Anglican Bishop said since Buhari was inheriting bad situation from the immediate past government, he should not think of going for honeymoon in the euphoria of the new office, but he should hit the ground running immediately to perform his official duty to the expectation of Nigerians.
He said, “Mr President is advised to sanitize the Armed Forces, get them well equipped, and flush out the remaining Boko Haram insurgents within his first six months in office.
“Within the first six months, we encourage Mr. President to have achieved something to give some hope to Nigerians. We suggest he makes fuel available by removing subsidy so as to use the billions being paid to marketers who, in spite of that, hold Nigerians to ransom for development.
“We suggest to the President to get the companies responsible for the power sector to either make power generation and distribution effective, or set up appropriate, trustworthy and action-oriented machinery within constitutional provisions to re-evaluate their contracts.
“We want to state the obvious so as to give the President some ideas for his consideration and action. It is obvious, the stakes are high; Nigerians who voted for you have a very high expectancy level. You cannot afford to fail by disappointing them.
“The good news is that Nigerians know you are not a magician, that you did not create the situation you are inheriting, but they expect you to do something about bringing smiles to their faces, reducing their hardship and assisting them to be able to put food on their tables, move about freely without the fear of being bombed, and fueling their vehicles at the filling stations.”