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Cleric charges Nigerians on thanksgiving

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A Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Joseph Agbor, has enjoined Nigerians to cultivate the habit of gratitude to their benefactors through thanksgiving to God, which will enable such individuals to support them on earth.

The cleric gave the charge yesterday during a Special thanksgiving Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Calabar by Friends of Senator Bassey Edet Otu to mark his 60th birthday.

He said such show of gratitude would enable them to have access to more benevolence and prosperity through God as Ruler of the Universe who rules over the affairs of men and dictates the lives of his creations.

Agbor cited Biblical injunctions such as the healing of the 10 lepers, among whom only one returned to appreciate God, thereby receiving total healing according to divine faith as decreed by the Creator.

“I am quite sure that there are many beneficiaries of the goodwill of the Senator, while in government that are not here for this Mass, which should not be so.

“However, it should be emphasised that God will always continue to bless the cheerful giver and extend more goodwill to beneficiaries that are grateful for every gesture,” he intoned.

Earlier, the group donated some foodstuff and condiments to inmates of the Infant Jesus Orphanage Home at Bateba Street, Calabar to commemorate the birthday of the Senator in continuation of his annual gesture.

Chairman of the group, Elder Bassey Offiong Bassey, stressed that their gesture was in continuity of an annual gesture of their friend and mentor, Otu, who due to the exigencies of his calling could not be present for the thanksgiving even as he has mandated them to assure the downtrodden that their welfare would continue to attract his attention.

Receiving the items, Supervisor of the Home expressed appreciation and acknowledged that it would assist further in the task of wearing the children.


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