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CAN, Kaigama decry insecurity, urge prayers for Nigeria

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Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna State, Rev. Joseph Hayab, has urged Christians in the state to celebrate this year’s Christmas in their homes.

This, according to him, is to keep the twin evils of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and insecurity in the country, at bay.

Hayab also called on leaders at all levels to rededicate to good governance and retrace their steps from inflicting pains on the citizens.

In his Christmas message yesterday, the cleric noted that 2020 became a year of great challenge with the coming of COVID-19, pointing out: “In Nigeria, particularly Kaduna State, the pandemic added insult to injury, as we were already dealing with the challenges of insecurity in many villages, including kidnapping of innocent people for ransom.”

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ALSO, the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Ignatius Kaigama, has urged Nigerians to seek the face of God and ask for his intervention for all the troubles in the country.

In his Christmas message yesterday in Abuja, Kaigama described the worsening security situation in the country as a symbol of lack of political will and the selflessness needed to confront evil.

He said: “For now, we are certainly a people walking in darkness, the kind of darkness Prophet Isaiah referred to. Bandits, terrorists, kidnappers, poverty, sickness and death surround us. These have taken over and dominate our familiar routines and ways of life.”

According to him, the hymn ‘Silent Night’ captures the Christmas spirit.

“But our world, as we know, is far from being peaceful. If we have been following the news, there are few silent nights; there are threats of war and terrorism, with people killing in the name of God.

“The gap between the rich and the poor is unbelievably widening daily, millions are sick and dying of hunger, and today we have the very worrisome COVID-19 and other preventable illnesses, in a world richly endowed with great human and natural resources,” he added.

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