Nigeria Needs Prayers —CAN


Rev. Monsignor Bernard Okodua, Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has stated that the country needs a lot of prayers at this time of instability and threat of anarchy.

Rev. Monsignor Okodua, said this at a press briefing to announce this year’s Interdenominational Divine Service tagged “You Are Witness To These Things.”

According to Okodua, the programme slated for Saturday, 11 February, 2012 at the International Convention Grounds of The Apostolic Church, Olorunda, Ketu, Lagos, became necessary in view of the way Nigeria was ushered into the new year with the announcement of the removal of oil subsidy and the tense atmosphere that enveloped the country for some days, culminating in one-week nationwide demonstrations and strike actions by Nigerians from all walks of life, to voice their displeasure at such bad “new year gift.”

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The cleric also noted that “while we are grappling with a multi-faceted socio-economic problems, we are faced with an even greater problem; the menace of Boko Haram sect, which is threatening the very survival of the corporate entity called Nigeria.”

Expected to grace the event are Rt. Rev. John Aniagwu as guest speaker, Governor Fashola, whom he said, strongly believes in the power of prayers and has been attending the event since he became governor; his deputy, Mrs. Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire; church leaders and their members.

With Okodua at the briefing were secretary, Lagos CAN, ArchBishop George Irivbemi Amu; principal officers and local government chairmen of the association, among others.

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