By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF) and Father of the Day at the United Church of Christ in Nations (HEKAN) 53rd Annual Convention which ended in Kaduna on Sunday, Engineer Musa Nimrod has advised Nigerians to turn to God to end the present insecurity bedeviling the country.
Nimrod expressed this, when fielding questions from newsmen on the sidelines of the convention on its last day on Sunday at its convention ground in Go in Gora, Kaduna.
He said that society is full of corruption and immorality, which are part of the issues giving rise to insecurity.
“We need to seek God and go back to the Lord, he said, while reflecting on the theme if the convention, ‘Return To The Lord Your God’.
“Whether Muslims or Christians, return to the Lord it is the only thing that can save us,” he stressed.
Speaking further, Nimrod charged the government to invest in developing youth as a long term measure to end the killings.
“The government should develop the youth. That is why I am in support of Dangote’s statement on Northern leaders. They should rise up and empower the youth,” he added.
Nimrod, who is the Garkuwan Matasa Arewa decried the rising cases of activities like kidnapping, and other vices, while challenging the government to reduce cost of security votes and invest same in the youth.
“We are full of hypocrisy in Nigeria. You will see all Christians heading to church on Sundays and Muslims heading to the mosque on Fridays. The truth us that for us to move to the next level, we must change our hearts,” he urged.
While commending the beefing up of security along Kaduna-Abuja Highway, he lamented that it would only serve as a temporary measure.
“Look at Abuja highway, presently filled with security, when they are pulled out, things might change back to status quo, the solution in long run is investing and development of youth,” he emphasized.
The five-day HEKAN convention attracted thousands of faithful to the church, including representatives of the Taraba State Governor and Secretary to Government of the Federation.
Other notable dignitaries spotted, included the Kaduna State CAN Chairman, Reverend John Hayab.