New CAN President Gets Fresh Presidential Task as Buhari Reacts to His Appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly elected president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
Buhari described Daniel Okoh’s new position as that which important to the Christian body and the nation at large
Nigeria’s number one man also called on the new CAN president to foster unity and peace across the country and the people
President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the appointment of Archbishop Daniel Okoh as the new president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).
The president in a statement released by his aide on media and publicity, Femi Adesina
on Thursday, July 28, also handed a fresh task to the new CAN president while congratulating him.
Urging Okoh to ensure he always plays the role of fostering religious unity and harmony in the country, Buhari
called on the General Superintendent of Christ Holy Church (Odozi-Obodo) to always bear in mind that his election as CAN president is very important to the Christian body.
The president also noted that Okoh’s election is a testament to his devotion to the Church of God in Nigeria and beyond.
He added that the cleric’s distinguished vocation as a Christian leader and abiding commitment to promoting ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue is key to the nation’s development.
President Buhari affirmed his trust that the incoming President would continue to provide the needed leadership for the Church, affirming the Scriptural truth: ‘‘That they all may be one.’’ (John 17:21a).
A fruitful tenure for the new CAN president
He prayed that Okoh’s tenure is such that would be marked with success while urging the blocs that makeup CAN to kindly give the cleric every needed support to excel.
Buhari also wished the outgoing CAN’s president, Reverend Samson Ayokunle best wishes in his spiritual and secular endeavours.
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