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FG Restates Commitment To Support Church, Freedom Of Worship


Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to continue to support the Church and ensure freedom of worship of its citizens.

Buhari made this pledge at the opening of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion Standing Committee Meeting on Wednesday in Abuja

The President, who was represented by the Minister for Youths and Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, also urged Nigerians to continue to pray for the country’s success.

”I wish to inform you that this government will continue to support the church in the freedom of worship.

”We will continue to work with the Nigerian inter-religious council on issues about religion and I encourage you all to keep praying for Nigeria, our dear country.

”As we look forward to the fourth coming elections, we must hope and pray for God’s will to be done.

”God’s kingdom will never come until his people seek his will and do his will in their daily living,  in their family and in our nation.

”My prayer is that God’s will be of utmost importance in our lives,” Buhari said.

Earlier, Christian Association of Nigerian (CAN) President, Daniel Okoh, represented by Bishop Mike Akpami, reiterated the association’s commitment to continue to identify with the Anglican Communion.

”We shall continue to identify with you in all circumstances, the Anglican Communion is no doubt one Church that has made great impact in both social-economic and spiritual development of our country Nigeria.

”It is also a strong voice in Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) which is one of the blocks of Christian Association of Nigeria.

”As you gather today, I urge you brethren to stand up for Jesus and for righteousness in our world.

”Remember this country in your prayers and particularly Christians who are facing severe persecutions in different parts of the country on account of their faith in Jesus Christ.

”The theme of this meeting is very apt and reassuring, when the kingdom of God comes,  His will shall be done and it shall be well with us in the land.

”It shall be well with you and for your sake it shall be well with our nation and the world,” Okoh said.

Meanwhile, the Archbishop, Metropolitan and Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, His Grace Henry Ndukuba reiterated the Church’s commitment to stand for the Christian faith.

”We will continue to uphold the orthodox faith in Christ Jesus, the authority of the scripture and the Anglican heritage as we have received it.

”Our ministry will have special focus on building healthy Christian marriage and family life as a means of building a healthy church and nation.”

According to Ndukuba, the country is passing through difficult and trying times and many Nigerians were suffering.

He however said that God is the sovereign Lord of all the earth and shall over-rule in the challenges of the nation. (NAN)

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