14th February, 2012
Nigerians have been urged to pray for peace, irrespective of their mode of worship or level of knowledge and understanding of the Christian faith or doctrine.
The call was made by the Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), during its yearly Interdenominational Divine Service (IDDS) held recently at the International Convention Grounds of The Apostolic Church, Olorunda, Ketu, Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
According to Rev. Monsignor Bernard Okodua, chairman, Lagos CAN, the programme has never been so imperative as that of this year, considering the situation in which Nigerians found themselves at the beginning of the year.
In his sermon, Rev. Monsignor John Aniagwu noted that some of the problems facing Nigeria today were self-inflicted and blamed everything on bad governance.
He noted that the killings, especially of Christians in the Northern part of the country, and constant threat to lives and property by some deranged elements were so because Nigerians don’t fear God.
He therefore urged Nigerians to put “our house in order.”
The event was witnessed by the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, who spoke on his administration’s plans for Lagosians, harping, especially on the ongoing immunisation exercise against polio among children, among other things; his deputy, Mrs. Victoria Orelope-Adefulire; Director of Tax Audit, Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Mr. Tokunbo Abass and executive members of Lagos CAN, among others.