The Synod noted the deplorable state of the power sector and urged the government to ensure steady supply of electricity to the people.
“A situation where citizens use resources meant for house upkeep to service generators and pay for high cost of diesel is unacceptable,” it said.
The diocese noted with concern, the “complex issues” involved in the Niger Delta region and called on the government to implement its master plan fully for the region’s development.
The church recalled that it had commended President Umaru Yar’Adua for striving to address the Niger Delta crisis through the convocation of a stakeholders meeting.
It appealed to Niger Delta youths to embrace peace “which will only come through dialogue, not violence or kidnap of oil company workers”.