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Gowon enjoins Christendom to shun denomination, embrace unity

Former Head of State, retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has advised Christians in Nigeria to shun denomination and embrace unity.

Gowon gave this advice during the Kaltungo Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Gospel centenary in Kaltungo, Gombe State on Saturday.

General Yakubu Gowon (Rtd)

Gowon, who was also the chairman of the occasion, said the focus of Christians should be Christ and salvation as against denomination.

According to him, denomination will not take anybody anywhere.

He urged the Christian faithful to continue with evangelism from where the missionaries that brought the gospel stopped.

In his goodwill message, Alhaji Sale Muhammad, the paramount ruler of Kaltungo, emphasised the need for Nigerians to unite against insecurity and insurgency, irrespective of religious affiliations. He expressed joy to see the fourth generation of early missionaries of Sudan Interior Mission (SIM), now ECWA.

He commended Gowon for accepting to chair the occasion.

Mr Charles Iliya, Acting Governor, Gombe state, urged Christians to intensify their prayers for the unity of the country.

Rev. Yusuf Turaki, the speaker, charged the Christian faithful in the country to rise and bring back the unity that existed among Christians and other religious groups.


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