The Christian Association of Nigeria, has urged Nigerians to observe all covid 19 protocols during and after Christmas celebration.
The CAN President, Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja.
He said “I plead with all Nigerians not to let off their guards on Covid-19 protocols. The world has entered the fourth phase of the pandemic and it is spreading faster than other phases. Please, wherever you go, especially in public places such as markets and churches, wear your masks and keep all the safety protocols”, he said.
Dr. Ayokunle, who is also the Co-Chairman, Nigeria Inter Religious Council (NIREC), admonish political leaders to work on bringing “relief and joy” to citizens with the “prompt payment of workers salaries and pensions to the pensioners.”
He also addressed the issue of insecurity in the country saying :“Let us remember that the devil is a deceiver and what we are passing through presently in Nigeria might not be what would cause us to rejoice! Of course, what we are currently passing through may not give anybody hope of tomorrow humanly speaking unless those in power are more decisive and God intervenes for us”.
“We are experiencing insecurity everywhere, most especially, the kidnapping, wanton killings and destructions of facilities here and there by the criminals in our midst, the insurgency in the northeast, the northwest and the north central of Nigeria, just to mention a few are terrible things of great concern. They do not give us joy at all humanly speaking. However, we need to remember that part of the purposes of the birth of Jesus Christ is to give hope to the hopeless and deliver us from sin and those who hate us. He came to set the captives free”, the cleric said