There’s hope, CAN tells Nige­ri­ans

The Punch - - NEW YEAR - Ade­lani Ade­pegba, Abuja

The Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria has said Nige­ri­ans, es­pe­cially the Chris­tian com­mu­nity, should re­main stead­fast in their faith, con­fi­dence and hope “be­cause God is deeply con­cerned about Nige­ria”.

This was con­tained in a good­will mes­sage by CAN’S Pres­i­dent, Rev Sam­son Ayokunle, on Tues­day.

The state­ment quoted Ayokunle as say­ing Nige­ria had been in cap­tiv­ity due to ter­ror­ism, ban­ditry, kid­nap­ping and other forms of in­se­cu­rity, adding that God would soon in­ter­vene.

he said, “Nige­ri­ans are groan­ing and it is as if our gov­ern­ment is help­less but our God is not. God is step­ping into the sit­u­a­tion and we will soon re­joice and cel­e­brate in Je­sus name when God re­turns our cap­tiv­ity.

“The siege is over and we should re­joice in hope and in ex­pec­ta­tions of di­vine help and in­ter­ven­tion. The year 2020 is our year of com­plete de­liv­er­ance, free­dom, lib­erty, peace, re­cov­ery, and restora­tion. Let no one con­sider sui­cide as an op­tion.”

The CAN chief cau­tioned those em­bark­ing on il­le­gal mi­gra­tion to Europe through the desert and the Mediter­ranean Sea to shelve the idea.

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