Be Resolute In Prayers, Unity, Cleric Urges Nigerians

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Most Rev. Dr Joseph Danlami Bagobari
Most Rev. Dr Joseph Danlami Bagobari

From Julius B. Kezi, Kafanchan
Against the backdrop of unprovoked attacks witnessed by people of Southern Kaduna between 2012 and early 2015, Chairman, Southern Kaduna Christian Leaders Council, Bishop Joseph Danlami Bagobiri has urged the people of the area to hold unto their faith and trust God for deliverance
The bishop who gave the admonition in a sermon he delivered during the 15th Annual Southern Kaduna National Prayer Summit held over the weekend at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Cathedral Kafanchan, regretted the wanton destruction of lives and property in Gwantu, Fadan Karshi, Moroa, Attakar, Kamatan, Kachia,Zonkwa and Aduwan.
He said the summit provided the platform and a rallying point to consolidate on the spirit of love and unity to encourage one another to survive tendencies that threatened the collective existence, unity and development of the people.
Bagobiri said Jesus Christ Himself was a victim of discrimination, slander, rejection and persecution, as such believers in him Should be prepared to face same.
The cleric however called on the people to be vigilant, wise, live responsibly, prayerfully and be courageous and fearless to stand on the path of truth and face any persecution, assuring that God will defend those who trust in Him.
In a message to the prayer summit through the State Head of Service, Mrs. Alisabetu Dada Onazie, Governor Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai said the his administration was committed to improving the wellbeing of the citizenry, without discrimination.
Commending the organisers of the event, describing it as worthy in view of the prayers for the government and against challenges before the state, the governor solicited for support as his free education programme begins on Monday with the distribution of free uniform and feeding of pupils in public schools.
Governor El-Rufai urged the people of the state to imbibe attitudinal change in private and public life, in order to bring about total and positive transformation of the state.
The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District at the Senate, Danjuma La’ah, in a message through Rev. David Ajiyet, promised to address the concerns of the area.
The summit, which was attended by traditional rulers, religious and community leaders featured rendition of worship songs to the glory of God, prayers for Nigeria, Kaduna State, Southern Kaduna, the civil service, security agencies and those in positions of leadership.
The next prayer summit will hold on January 21, 2017 at a venue to be announced later.

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