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Clerics raise Nigerians’ hope

LAGOS—Christian clerics, believing that yesterday’s quiet event to celebrate the nation’s 49th Independence marks the beginning of the much-talked about jubilee anniversary, assured Nigerians of  good things to come.

Speaking at different fora, the PFN National President, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor; his deputy in charge of South- West, Bishop Francis Wale Oke; the Prelate, Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Sunday Ola Makinde; Pastor William Kumuyi; Pastor Tunde Bakare, the President of Believers LoveWorld, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and the Lagos Catholic Archdiocesan Director of Social Communications, Rev, Monsignor Gabriel Osu, urged Nigerians to remain steadfast in their prayers, because God is about to do something in their favour.

Speaking at a national prayer for repentance at the National Christian Centre, Abuja, Pastor Oritsejafor and Bishop Oke, who played host to a crusade in Lagos, believed that there would soon be a spiritual intervention in the affairs of the nation as we enter the year of jubilee.

Pastor Bakare was emphatic that there would soon be the elimination of those who stood on the way of the people.

Addressing media men in his office after his live broadcast, Bakare voted for a political reform that includes total overhaul of the current constitution, stressing that the current amnesty deal of the Federal Government is a facade that would yield nothing because “the militants are not deceived about the intentions of the government.”

Makinde congratulated President Umaru Yar’Adua and all Nigerians, saying, “while a day such as this should be filled with celebration and merriment, the economic hardship and the level of poverty in which we currently find ourselves remains a sore point in our history as a nation.”


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