New Bishop of Akure Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Revd Simeon Borokini, on Wednesday said the insecurity in the North was taking its toll on the National Youth Service Corps members in the region.
Borokini said this in Akure during his consecration as the third bishop of the diocese.
The bishop specifically noted that the activities of Boko Haram and the amnesty call for its members were threatening the nation’s corporate existence.
He said the recent redeployment of 900 corps members out of Kano State for security reasons was an indication that some parts of the country were no longer safe.
Borokini, therefore urged political and religious leaders to preach peace and encourage good neighbourliness.
He said, “Our priorities have been wrongly set as God has been neglected for crude oil, materialism and worldliness which has resulted to insecurity in Nigeria.
“God will meet all our personal needs and we will not be ruined if we allow Him to determine our fate and guide our leaders into the right path.”
Borokini warned against speaking ill of clergymen and political leaders, noting that no man was perfect.
He said, “All clergymen in the diocese and Christian should be prayerful, obedient and be fervent in the work of God.
“We will give our ministry a human face with a caring heart; we should not leave the caring heart to Governor Olusegun Mimiko alone.”