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Church tasks Buhari on restoring unity, development

The All Nations Christian Assembly (ANCA) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything within his power to unite Nigerians irresp...

The All Nations Christian Assembly (ANCA) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything within his power to unite Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion and party affiliation for the restoration of unity and development of the country.

Addressing newsmen in Kaduna at the end of the annual convention of the assembly, the Council Chairman, Elder Sunday Oibe said, “The level of disunity as witnessed in the Nigeria of today by the Nigerians is frightening. Our diversity should be for the advantage and growth of this Nation rather than the unfortunate acrimony witnessed by different sections of the country.”

Oibe added that the church noted with dismay that there is serious hunger and poverty in the country, stressing that if nothing is being done urgently, Nigeria and Nigerian will witness food crises in the coming year because people no longer go to farm for the fear of being kidnapped.

According to him, “The future of the Nigerian state looks very bleak, whereas, our children can no longer access schools for fear of being kidnapped. If these children are truly the leaders of tomorrow, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything humanly possible to secure the future of the Nigerian children educationally.”

Elder Sunday Oibe noted that the church is troubled because it looks as if the non-state actors are leading whereas the state actors seem to be overwhelmed.

He urged President Buhari to declare emergency in the security sector of the country by seeking help and collaboration with the external bodies to tame the menace of Boko Haram, herdsmen, kidnapping, among others that have led to loss of lives of many Nigerians.

In their message to the church, the spokesman explained that the Nigerian church and the entire Christaindom should stand firm, unshaken in the midst of daunting challenges confronting the church, especially in Nigeria of today by being united towards evangelization of Nations.

He observed that the growing state of insecurity is of great concern to the Church particularly at this stage of development as a nation.

He called on both political and traditional institutions and leaders to do everything within their powers to stamp out the menace of insecurity in the country, saying that the responsibility of every responsible government is the protection of life and properties of its citizenry.

“Life given by God is sacred and must be protected. Even in the animal kingdom, they don’t kill each other except for food. Lives that have been wasted in Nigeria are troubling and God is never happy with us as a Nation,” he said.

According to him, the ANCA, formally known as Kaduna Christian Assembly (KCA), was founded in 1951 with its focus on preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of sinners in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ.

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