As Nigeria marked her 62nd year of independence, Archbishop Daniel Okoh, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, exhorted the populace to maintain their composure and never give up on their nation, insisting that God will deliver Nigeria from the wicked.
The pastor who spoke to the people on behalf of CAN congratulated Nigerians on the occasion and urged them to hold onto their hopes that their country would grow to be a great one and the pride of Africa. The archbishop urged Nigerians to pray ardently for the success of the elections in 2023 and begged the government to resolve the ongoing ASUU strike for the benefit of the future of the nation’s youth.
“Though we are still struggling and grappling with so many issues of collective concern, such as insecurity, kidnapping, unnecessary killing and decapitation of innocent citizens, diminishing value of human life, social injustice, desecration of worship places, violent threat to the seat of political power, cheating, blatant stealing of our oil, flagrant degradation of our human environment, denial, betrayal, rejection and outright exclusion in many areas of our existence as a nation, all of which has put many in distress and has made many citizens angry, we must not lose hope!”
“Let us continue to rely on the faithfulness of God as we continue to do the best we can to ensure justice and peace reign in our country. I urge you to take the unpleasant experiences that have plagued our nation in the past as necessary lessons of life that will make us a stronger, better, and resilient nation on earth.“
“I counsel you to look out for politicians who are genuine and who are sincere to provide the basics that will be the catalyst for economic growth and development. I pray to our Lord to rescue Nigeria from the hands of wicked people, grant us peace, and help us continue to love one another irrespective of our religious and ethnic diversities.“