Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Christmas: CAN rejoices with Christians, condoles victims of Southern Kaduna violence

By News Express on 26/12/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,164

CAN President, Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle.
CAN President, Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Monday rejoiced with all Christians in the country as they celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ amidst economic recession.

CAN’s message was contained in a statement by its President, Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, as it also identified with the victims of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North East and victims of on-going killings in the Southern Kaduna.

He said: “I congratulate all Christians during this Christmas season when we are commemorating the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We thank God for the joy and hope that the season has brought to all of us.”

While advising Nigerians to embrace courage to confront the economic recession and the attendant problems, he asked them to learn from Joseph, the husband of Mary who was initially disappointed with the unprecedented pregnancy of his fiancée, Mary.

“I admonish all Christians and of course all Nigerians to pick up courage and move on with their lives in spite of the challenges facing us as a nation. Though Joseph was disappointed when he saw Mary pregnant thinking it was an outcome of her unfaithful sexual intercourse, he decided not to allow that to determine his future. He made up his mind to put her away privately and move on with his life. That was courage,” he stated.

Ayokunle, who is also the President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, expressed optimism that God would turn the unpleasant situation in the New Year (2017).

He said: “Although things turned out this year in the way we never expected, the Lord who intervened through a dream in the case of Joseph and restored their relationship with a baby as icing on the cake will restore prosperity to our land and make the coming year a year of abundance in the name of Jesus”.

Also, CAN, in a statement by its Director, Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel, has sent message of condolences and sympathy to the Internally Displaced Persons and families of victims of the on-going killings in the Southern Kaduna.

The statement reads: “The leadership team are grateful to the Almighty God that despite the excruciating challenges of the economic recession and the act of terrorism by various terrorists groups and militia in the Middle belt particularly the Southern Kaduna and other parts of Nigeria, the faithful went ahead with the celebration of the Christmas, they are able to keep hope alive.

“CAN sympathises with the victims of various attacks spread in the IDPs camps across the nation and our members in Southern Kaduna where some murderous groups have been killing despite the heavy presence of the security operatives.”

Samuel charged those in positions of authority to rise above religious, ethnic and political sentiments in the New Year in order to restore peace and unity to the strife-torn regions of the country.

He said: “As we prepare for the task ahead in the New Year, it's the prayer of the Nigerian Church that the Government at all levels be ready to put aside ethno-religious sentiment and put Nigeria and Nigerians first. The government should make effort to balance the fight against corruption and also take seriously youth restiveness, high rate of unemployment and the security challenges which retard the growth of the nation.

“As we march into the New Year, it's our prayer and hope that every Nigerian will see the need to put in his/her best for the growth and development of our dear country. CAN wishes all Nigerians successful celebrations and the best of the coming year.”

Source News Express

Posted 26/12/2016 9:07:15 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Inflation hits eleven-year high as naira’s woes continue...

AGF to create Partnership platform for NDDC

FG not aware of judgment on impeachment move...

World Bank intensifies plan to help rebuild North...

Tell Nigerians how much money you have recovered,...

Okowa presents N298.078 billion Delta 2018 Budget

Court declares deregulation (and government-imposed fuel price increase)...

16,000 persons living with HIV and AIDS in...

Maiduguri curfew still in force; defaulters to be...

82 die after drinking home-made alcohol

FG, states partner to establish pesticide companies

Military confirms destruction of crude export line by...

 

Latest News Zinox Boss to FG: Use technology to eradicate corporate debtors, boost economy •Explains how it can be done Hundreds of Nigerian troops still missing after Boko Haram attack on base Robbers write Lagos communities, says ‘expect us soon’ Imo dep gov’s impeachment: God forgive us for making Okorocha gov — Umeh How Ekiti governorship election was won and lost Innoson heads to Supreme Court as Appeal Court rules GTB appeal can be heard Abeokuta Flood: Amosun warns against indiscriminate building of houses, dumping of refuse Alleged forgery of NYSC certificate: HEDA petitions IGP, seeks investigation of Finance Minister APC: Taking over Delta State in 2019 is not negotiable Adamawa Govt. orders removal of Dankwambo's presidential campaign billboard Reps’ panel to meet Obasanjo, Jonathan, Buhari on Abacha loot Saraki urges U.S. to take its rightful place in trade, investment in Nigeria

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (361,099 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (357,866 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (286,150 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (234,793 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (213,978 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,228 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (186,004 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (167,997 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,055 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (152,325 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (147,246 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (138,543 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,341) Business Verdict (45) Columnists (886) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (614) Global Business Monitor (284) International (2,129) Interview (157) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,156) Opinion (1,021) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,572) Religion (783) Sports (1,609) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

FRANCE vs CROATIA 4-2 Highlights & Goals 2018

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement