A file picture of the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle.The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday asked Nigerian leaders to make exercise of their powers to bring relief and pleasure to Nigerians this Christmas.
President of CAN, Rev. Dr. Samson ‘Supo Ayokunle, in an announcement, urged those rather than authority to chop encourage the priority of Nigerians by paying extra attention to their successfully-being in the rapid rate of workers’ salaries and pensions to the pensioners.
He added that every particular person things has to be executed to chop encourage the high label of commodities in the market and let enabling atmosphere be created for employment of the youths who’re roaming the streets having no job.
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The CAN president also urged Nigerians to behold COVID-19 successfully being protocols throughout the Xmas season.
He encouraged residents no longer to let down their guards in particular as the country has entered the fourth piece of the pandemic.
On insecurity, the CAN chief asked Nigerians to be hopeful and have confidence in the energy of God.
Below is a pudgy statement as launched by the Christian physique.
CAN Press Commentary
Christmas: A Season of Hope, Peace and Joy
I non-public time with all Christians in Nigeria and naturally in every single build the area at this season of Christmas, the season when God change into man to are residing amongst us as a approach to redeem us from all our sins and eternal loss of life. My prayer is that nothing would favor from your pleasure of this season in the title of Jesus Christ. (John 1: 14)
Enable us to be aware that the devil is a deceiver and what we’re passing thru at this time in Nigeria might well presumably well also unprejudiced no longer be what would motive us to non-public time! Needless to claim, what we’re for the time being passing thru might well presumably well also unprejudiced no longer give any one hope of the following day humanly talking unless those in energy are extra decisive and God intervenes for us. We’re experiencing insecurity in every single build, most in particular, the kidnapping, wanton killings and destructions of facilities right here and there by the criminals in our midst, the insurgency in the northeast, the northwest and the north central of Nigeria, valid to express about a are grisly things of astronomical narrate. They pause no longer give us pleasure in any admire humanly talking. On the opposite hand, we desire to be aware that segment of the functions of the delivery of Jesus Christ is to give hope to the hopeless and bring us from sin and those that disfavor us. He came to space the captives free.
The Bible says in 1Peter 1: 3-4 thus:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in line with His mighty mercy has begotten us again to a residing hope thru the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the ineffective, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not proceed away, reserved in heaven for you,”
Peter’s letter undoubtedly used to be to a those that had been hopeless, otherwise, he wouldn’t non-public connected hope in Christ to his message.
My message to all Nigerians is to stay hopeful in Christ Jesus and non-public time in hope no matter what the narrate we’re passing thru would perhaps be. Our Father God can turn all eventualities around in Christ Jesus due to as God, he can pause all things. He is our Waymaker and he would make manner for us in the title of Jesus.
I beg you to salvage Jesus as the Lord over your lifestyles this day, piece the message of the saving energy of Jesus with others who pause no longer know him and demonstrate adore in a purposeful manner to someone around you. Enable us to thru the adore of Christ include every other no matter non secular, ethnic and political variations. Enable us to be reconciled to God and to every other. Let all the killings, the kidnapping of our fellow brothers and sisters and all varied acts of wickedness cease due to God goes to ponder these acts on the day of judgement.
At this season of Christmas, I plead with those at the corridor of energy to make exercise of it to bring relief and pleasure to the residents of this country. It is the factual you’ll want to presumably well presumably also unprejudiced non-public executed now that participants might well presumably well be aware the following day. Please, allow us to chop encourage the priority of Nigerians by paying extra attention to their successfully-being in the rapid rate of workers salaries and pensions to the pensioners. Let all things be executed to chop encourage the high label of things in the market and let enabling atmosphere be created for employment of our youths who’re roaming the streets having no job.
I plead with all Nigerians no longer to let off their guards on Covid-19 protocols. The realm has entered the fourth piece of the pandemic and it is spreading faster than varied phases. Please, wherever you creep, in particular in public areas such as markets and churches, put in your masks and retain all the protection protocols.
I pray that none of us would die premature in the mighty title of Jesus.
As soon as extra, I desire all of you a Merry Christmas and a snug and extremely affluent Recent Yr 2022 in Jesus’ title.
Rev. Dr. Samson ‘Supo Ayokunle
President, Christian Association of Nigeria &
Co-Chairman, Nigeria Inter Spiritual Council (NIREC)
23 December, 2021.