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‘Recession is global but government must take concrete measures to get Nigeria out’

By Princewill O. Ireoba
06 December 2020   |   3:48 am
The 2020 Carnival for Christ Celebration of the Abuja Anglican Diocese ended last Sunday, with a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Abuja.

The 2020 Carnival for Christ Celebration of the Abuja Anglican Diocese ended last Sunday, with a thanksgiving service at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, Abuja. Held at the Anglican Girls Grammar School field, Gudu District, Abuja, and preceded by some evangelistic activities earlier in the week, the Carnival, which commemorates the inauguration of the Diocese of Abuja had as its theme: “Be Still and Know that I am God.”

The Bishop of Abuja and Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Henry Ndukuba, said the theme sought to remind Christians to look unto God and trust Him for deliverance from the difficulties they are passing through. He urged members to keep hope in God, no matter their situations, as people are presently facing different challenges and overwhelming fear, including insecurity, COVID-19, hunger and recession.

Admonishing people to trust God as well as encourage one another, Ndukuba said: “It is good for us to know that God is with us, and He will neither leave nor forsake us. Nigerians must trust in God…because the Lord, Who has been with us throughout these challenging times, will see us through and we will overcome.

“We are urging the people to keep doing what they legitimately do to get their daily bread. They must also take care of themselves and care for one another. We must stand together.”

On current recession, the Bishop noted that it is a global phenomenon. He, however, urged government to do its best by taking concrete measures that will help the country get out of the recession.

The Bishop of Kebbi Diocese and former Archbishop of Kaduna Province, Most Rev. Edmund Akanya, who doubled as the Guest Speaker at the Carnival rally, described God as the centre of everything and Who would always free humanity from every challenge. He urged Nigerians not to feel discouraged by reason of what is happening in the country, but put their confidence in God that cannot fail.