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Anglican Primate vows to fight homosexuality

…condemns Jos mayhem

By Oscarline Onwuemenyi

ABUJA – The new Primate of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh yesterday took over the leadership of the Church with the promise to intensify the fight against homosexuals in the Communion.

In his first sermon after the inauguration, Archbishop Okoh who took over from Most Rev. Peter Jasper Akinola also promised to continue aggressive evangelism and the fight against poverty.

He warned that the recent Jos crises must be resolved to avoid Nigerians descending into a state of nature, adding that those who masterminded the mayhem must be brought to book.

He called on the church to collaborate with government in providing job opportunities to the masses.

Archbishop Oko commended President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua for the peace initiative and steps taken to address the Niger-Delta situation which he said defied the efforts of past administrations.

He stressed the need for the Acting President, Goodluck Jonathan’s led government to address the urgent need of power, unemployment and poverty that are ravaging the country.

The new Primate reiterated the need for the church to do more in the area of education in order to inculcate in students, the proper morals and decorum that according to him is lost in products of government owned schools.


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