Monday, February 17, 2014

Nigeria: Over 1,000 Anglican Church Leaders Meet on the State of the Nation

Anglican Primate visits Borno, prays for come back of peace
17 Feb 2014
By Ademola Babalola

About 1,000 delegates from the 178 Dioceses of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) will today storm Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to deliberate on the progress of the church and much more importantly, review the state of the nation.

The church, which is worried over the state of the nation’s economy and high level corruption in the country, would from today embark on a week-long conference to address the issues, with a view to proffering an enduring solution to the endemic situation.

The 1,000-member standing committee of the church, led by its Primate, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh, according to Anglican Bishop of Ibadan Diocese, Most Reverend Joseph Akinfenwa, who addressed journalists in Ibadan to herald the meeting, reeled out a tale of woes of the nation as regards the national polity but concluded that with divine intervention, the forthcoming 2015 general election would be a success story.

While disabusing the minds of Nigerians on the fears over the prediction that the country would break up in 2015, Akinfenwa said: “God is able to overrule that prediction. We trust in God and we have been praying ceaselessly for His divine intervention.”... the rest  image


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