From Sam O Sam, Lafia
Newly elected Executive members of the Christian association of Nigeria, Nasarawa State Chapter has been inaugurated
The event which took place at the weekend in Evangelical Reformed Church of Christ (ERCC) Glory land, Lafia, attracted many personalities from within and outside the state.
Speaking at the occasion, National President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor, Charged Christians in the country to imbibe the spirit of oneness and work for the unity of the nation.
Represented by the General Secretary of the Association Rev. Musa Saki, the CAN president said Nigeria is currently passing through some challenges that would require God’s intervention to overcome.
Bishop Ayo Oritsejafor who advised Christians to always pray for the restoration of peace in the country, called on the new leadership of CAN in the state to be truthful and sincere in their dealings as well as work for the reconciliation of every wounded hearts caused as a result of the election that produced them to lead the Association for the next three years.
Responding, the chairman CAN Nasarawa state, Bishop Joseph Masin, pledged to carry the association to another level of development during their tenure.
Bishop Masin, who promised to run an open door policy said his administration will accord top priority to the unification of the church and peaceful coexistence between Christians and other religious groups in the state.
He appealed for support and cooperation from the Christian community in the area to enable his them achieve set objectives.
At the event awards of merit were given to some select individuals in the state for their contribution to Christian activities and service to humanity. Among whom is the former Minister of information, Labaran Maku, a serving Senator, Philip Gimka, Senator Solomon Ewuga and the Osana Keana, Emmanuel Elayo.