The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Kukah, urged leaders to learn to deliver service to people.
Bishop Kukah, made this remark at the 60th Birthday Lecture of Gov. Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta with the theme: “Anger Management.”
He said that frustrations could be expressed in many ways, and terrorism was as a ?result of anger not well managed.
Kukah said people were becoming more aware of what was happening in the system of governance and how much government had generated and they had to ask questions.
The Bishop said proper understanding of the people of the country would help to address the many angers in the society.
He added that “the time has come for the implementation of the constitutional provisions for inclusion where everybody will be treated as equal as enshrined in the constitution.
“Our education must help our children to understand the plurality of the country and the law enforcement must enforce the law.
“Ethnicity is a source of strength in United States of America but its only in Nigeria that it has become an instrument of war.
“So, we need to reverse our syllabus so that children can learn how to manage their anger.??
On his part, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, stressed the need for dialogue toward bringing an end to the insurgency in the North East of the country.
According to him, dialogue remains the only way to solving problems as force may not achieve the desired result.
He said “it is not enough to be angry and go back to bed sorbing but a forum like this to bring us together to talk to one another should be organised often.
“We should never be afraid to dialogue and to tell ourselves the truth.??
The Sultan said “God made everyone equal and had entrusted leadership to men to deliver service to humanity.
“The people, whether leaders or followers, must join hands together to proffer solutions to
their common problems.
“Nigerians should not see the security challenges in the North East as the problem of the North but as a general problem.
“Leadership is a service to humanity and removing anger from the people calls for so many sacrifices.??
He urged Nigerians not to take politicians by their words but to enter into a documented agreement with them, such that if they fail, they should be charged to court.
The Sultan said people would be angry if they were not certain of their three square meals and urged leaders to give account to the people as representatives of God?s trust on earth.
Gov. Uduaghan thanked the Sultan and all those who found time to attend the occasion.
He said that the topic of discussion was born out of happenings in the society where people
get angry at slightest provocation.
Uduaghan said youths now found solace in the social media as place to pour out their anger.
The governor recalled that it was anger that led the Niger Delta youths to take up arms against the society.
He called on leaders to do more as more was expected of them and urged the people to also
exercise patience with their leaders.
“I believe that the more we learn to manage our anger the more we become better,” Uduaghan said.