Lagos State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has urged Nigerians to be patient with the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and give it the needed support to achieve its mandate, reports OLAYINKA LATONA.
The state chairman of CAN, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola made the appeal while addressing journalists at the Chapel of Christ The Light, Alausa, Lagos on the asso-ciation’s planned special 3-day fasting and prayer for the nation which is scheduled for May 10-12.
Urging Nigerians to always pray for leaders in authority and support the government in fighting corruption to a standstill in the country, Bamgbola assured Niger-ians that within a short while, its challenges will be a thing of the past.
He added that Mr. President and his team are working tirelessly to make Nigeria a better place for all.Bamgbola also called for the resusci-tation of the Nigerian Inter-religious Council, NIREC, at the national level, stressing that it is aimed at promoting inter-faith harmony and unity in the country.
“Practically, all Nigerians are religious with majority being adherents of the Christian and Islamic faiths who have lived together in peace and harmony for over a century. Hence, it should be clear, that no political leader, can successfully rule a nation like Nigeria, without regular and continuous consultation with the religious leaders of the land. “The case of Lagos State is an incredible reference point because since NIREC was inaugurated in the state by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in 2006, it has played a very significant role in ensuring tranquility, peace and harm-ony in the state,” he argued.
The cleric used the occasion to warn political leaders that are using religion as a shield in committing havoc to desist immediately because it is a fearful thing to fall into the hand of the living God who abhors such attitude.
On the prayer and fasting programme, Bamgbola explained that all church denominations are expected to come together on the third day and pray for the nation to be guided by God.
He assured that the leadership of CAN would soon be changed at the national level since the incumbent would soon finish his tenure and every process towards this has been working without any rancour.