By Hussaini Hammangabdo Yola
The Archbishop, LCCN church, Dr Panti Filibus, has urged National Assembly to handled the Internet Falsehood and Manipulation Bill with utmost caution.
Filibus made the call at the 188 the GOC of the church where he said the legislators needed to look at the bill bearing in mind the freedom of information and speech granted Nigerians by the constitution.
Whike condemning any form of derogatory remarks against any person or group of persons on the basis of religion, tribe or ethnicity, the clergy raised the concern of the church on the protection of human rights, through the universal periodic review (UPR), process.
He however, lauded signs of reduction in he rate of violent attacks, killings and destruction in the country.
“Govt should investigate, make public all her findings and punish the perpetrators of violence, killing on the basis of politics and election.
The clergy used the 188th GCC to revealed that the proposed Lutheran University plan had reached advanced stage and urged for collective support from members.
He said that the university when operational would provide people access to study courses not easily available or accessible in public institutions.
“Let me reiterate here that our prime objective is not to compete with the state, but complement what is offered.”
According to him, the Church for the first time had developed it own Sunday School material under its five-year strategy approved in 2018.
He said the development would bring children more closer to the understanding of the Christian faith.
Bishop Timothy Warimi of Taraba diocese who spoke at the occassion, urged people to embrace peace before and during christmas period.