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Corruption, bane of Nigeria’s growth – CAN scribe

Posted by By TESSY OKOYE on 2008/01/26 | Views: 412 |

Corruption, bane of Nigeria’s growth – CAN scribe


Increase in crime rate, corruption, economic hardship, assassinations and other vices detrimental to the growth of the nation has been blamed on the people’s deviation from God’s standard.

Increase in crime rate, corruption, economic hardship, assassinations and other vices detrimental to the growth of the nation has been blamed on the people’s deviation from God’s standard.

The Publicity Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Lagos branch, Rev. Adefunmilayo Braimoh, made this point while announcing the 28th edition of Interdenominational Divine Service which would hold on Saturday February 9, 2008 at the Apostolic LAWNA Conference Ground, Ketu, along Oworonshoki-Ibadan Expressway, Lagos, by 10 am.

According to her, the interdenominational service, which is an annual event, organised for Christians to fellowship and pray together for Nigeria and Lagos State in particular would afford believers the opportunity to intercede for the nation and its leaders.

"There is need to devote more time to praying, so that the country would experience peace, political stability and God’s blessing. We need to take our economy, political and religious leaders, educational institutions and energy sector to the throne of God for total overhauling. The future of our youth is also of great concern, so prayers of deliverance would be offered so that the issue of cultism would be a thing of the past," she added.

Blaming high moral decadence and harsh economic condition of the country to disobedience on the part of leaders to listen to God’s words as spoken by his servants across the nation, Rev. Braimoh noted that it was time for Nigerian leaders to retrace their steps and seek divine intervention.

In her words: "Undermining God’s mouth piece, which are his servants, has been the cause of problems facing the country. God is holy and does not compromise standard. We have deviated from His standard to focus on wealth creation and pursuit of livelihood, to the detriment of the nation. We have failed to give moral upbringing to our children. This has in a way eaten into the fabric of the society. We need to go back to the basics."

Appealing to all Christians and lovers of prayer to attend the service which would be graced by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, his wife and other members of his cabinet, she promised the service would mark a turning point in the affairs of Nigeria.

"Venue of the interdenominational service has the capacity to accommodate everybody that would attend the programme. Traffic would be managed to avoid inconveniences to other city dwellers. Adequate security is also guaranteed and medical personnel would be on ground to take care of any eventuality.

Rev. Udukwe Ukonu, the Assistant General Secretary of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (EKWA), would be ministering. Every participant will have a chance to unburden their heart to the almighty God, the one who has solution to all human problems", she assured.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.