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There’s still hope for Nigeria, Kukah insists


• Adeniran, Lemo task politicians on peace, others

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, has said that all hope was not lost for Nigeria to rise up and take its rightful place in the comity of nations.

He stated this in his goodwill message to Nigerians on this year’s Christmas titled: Another Christmas, insisting that if Nigerians think about the difference between last year’s Christmas and this year’s, the message was that of hope.He advised that as believers in the supremacy of the will of God, “we should have no doubt that tomorrow will be alright.

“I am still very convinced that this country, with all its foibles and weaknesses still has a great future. I am still convinced that God will do great things for the nation, not because of our efforts but in spite of them.”

While appealing to Nigerians to remain steadfast in prayers, he said everyone should work harder to create a country that would be better than we met it.Describing the killings of Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh and General Idris Alkali as a tragedy, he observed that, “we also have to think how secure the rest of us are in the country.”

Kukah assured that 2019 would be a year of joy and laughter for the country in spite of the anxiety and uncertainty in the land, pointing out that Nigeria has always showed capacity to overcome all challenges.

Also, District Superintendent, West and Central Africa, Apostolic Faith Church, Reverend Bayo Adeniran has sued for peace as the nation prepares for the 2019 general election.He charged politicians to realise that Nigeria was greater than them and the fact that they were not greater than politics.

He also charged Nigerians not to leave politics to politicians but be prepared to wrestle in prayers with God for the country so that politics and the coming election would deliver peace to the country.

Adeniran gave the message Sunday night during Apostolic Faith Church 2018 Concert with the theme: Tidings of Joy, which held at the Church headquarters at Anthony village, Lagos.Speaking at the event, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Tunde Lemo urged Nigerians to take advantage of the Christmas season to ask God to allow peace to reign in the country during and after next year’s election.

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