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Okoh, A Worthy Successor, Says Jonathan


PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan has described the newlyordained Primate of the Anglican Communion, Most Revd Nicholas Okoh, as a worthy successor to Primate Akinola.

He made the disclosure at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Gwarimpa Abuja, as Okoh mounted the pulpit for the first time, following his installation as Primate.

Jonathan, who doubled as Special Guest of Honour and Prayer Intercessor at the service, commended Primate Akinola, thanking him for his contribution to the development of Christianity globally. He urged Okoh to continue the good works with boldness. He noted that the nation was facing a lot of crises and solicited prayers for its progress.

In a sermon titled “Jesus is Lord”, Okoh, who took his text from 1 Corinthians 12, said Jesus is Lord over the tribes of Nigeria, thus it was the responsibility of Christians to pass on the faith without inhibition.

The new Primate said the Church of Nigeria would continue to encourage the marriage of one man-one woman and not marriage between members of the same sex. He added that there was only one authority in the church and that the communion would not conform to the world.

Okoh said the Jos crisis was evidence of man’s inhumanity to man. He noted that the problem was recurring and escalating because murderers have not been brought to book.

The archbishop reiterated the church’s commitment to the Global African Future Conference (GAFCON) and all it stands for.

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