Nigerian Methodist Church Prelate Dr. Samuel Uche advised “ENDSARS” protesters on Sunday to disperse and be patient as the Federal Government struggles to meet their demands.
The prelate gave the advice in an interview with journalists after the ordination service held for 20 priests and deaconesses at the Methodist Cathedral of Unity, Wuse, Abuja.
Uche wondered why young people were still protesting in the streets, saying that the government had begun to respond to their requests.
“I want to advise all young people to get off the roads and go home.
“If someone has sent them to cause disorder, they must say no to that person and allow this government to act.
“The government has been very magnanimous in asking them to honor their requests.
“Why do they keep protesting? There is more to the protest than looking into your eyes. Let them sheathe his sword.
“I am saying that they should not disturb this democratically elected government,” the prelate said.
In addition, he advised them not to give space to unpatriotic elements to take advantage of the protest to destabilize the government and the country in general.
Uche, however, sympathized with the young people and said they decided to jump into action as many of them are out of work.
“They are children, I pity them, some of them do not have work.”
He called on government at all levels, federal, state and local, as well as employers to create jobs for young people.
According to him, the country is currently facing a number of challenges and highlighted the need for Nigerians to be patient with the government.
On the dissolved SARS, the prelate said that he supported the action but advised that another squad or unit be created to replace it.
This, he said, was necessary to address the current insecurity in the country.
He said that although the Nigerian police were doing a good and noble job, there were “egg bags” among them, especially the dissolved SARS.
“The police are doing a good job in Nigeria, but they have allowed some bagged eggs to get in between them.
“They – the police are important. They should have a kind of reorientation and continue their noble work of protecting lives and property.
“All those rotten eggs must be removed, those who have killed or attacked people unjustly must be disciplined. Some of them should be discarded, “he said.
He urged the Federal Government to improve the well-being of the police and other security agencies in the country and equip them so that they can carry out their responsibilities effectively.
Regarding newly ordained priests and deaconesses, Uche advised them to go out and win souls for Christ and not seek to amass wealth.
“The most important thing is to seek first the kingdom of God and justice and other things will be added.
“A minister must be exemplary, a minister must be apolitical. They should not join political parties of the PDP, APC or Accord, ”he said, adding that those who do otherwise would be sent out of the Church.
The prelate prayed to God to grant wisdom to those in positions of authority to govern the nation well.