Posted by News Express | 1 January 2015 | 3,059 times
President Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, has dismissed the apprehension in some quarters about 2015.
Oritsejafor in his New Year Message, a copy of which was made available to News Express, expressed optimism that 2015 would prove to be a blessing rather than a curse to Nigerians
“Despite the daunting challenges, we were able to weather the storm and have emerged even stronger and can be counted among people of strong character and unwavering faith,” he said about the outgone year, 2014.
On what to expect this year, the CAN President said: “Many have alluded to the fact that the 2015 general elections would throw Nigeria into chaos but as a man of faith I see the election as Nigeria’s turning point.
“Leaders must be wise and courageous in their decisions in this coming year because as it has already been known the challenges are becoming multifaceted from insecurity to crashing oil prices and many others.
“But I see a lot of positives and opportunities in the midst of these challenges and that is what I want Nigerians to absorb in their hearts; the year 2015 may seem quite challenging for Nigeria but it is one that equally holds a lot of hope and promise that could lead to the fulfillment that we have all yearned for.
“So I disagree with the wide spread projections about 2015 whether in terms of security, infrastructure, politics and the economy; man is not God, I believe that 2015 might just be that year in which Nigeria’s socio-economic revolution will be actualised.
“I reserve special accolade for gallant men and women in the battle ground, may their efforts to secure a one, united and peaceful nation never be in vain.
“For our youths, women, the aged and all Nigerians, I wish them well in this New Year and pray that Almighty God grant our individual and collective desires as we enter the New Year.”
•Photo shows Oritsejafor.
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